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This package is based on ares 1.1.1 (written by Greg Hudson). I decided to
fork and release a separate project since the ares author didn't want the
improvements that were vital for our use of it.
This package is dubbed 'c-ares' since I (Daniel Stenberg) wanted this for use
within the curl project (hence the letter C) and it makes a nice pun. Also,
c-ares is not API compatible with ares: a new name makes that more obvious to
The original libares was distributed at athena-dist.mit.edu:pub/ATHENA/ares.