AskDefine | Define forwarding

Dictionary Definition



1 the act of sending on to another destination; "the forwarding of mail to a new address is done automatically"; "the forwarding of resumes to the personnel department"
2 the advancement of some enterprise; "his experience in marketing resulted in the forwarding of his career" [syn: furtherance, promotion]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. present participle of forward

Extensive Definition

Forwarding may refer to:
  • Call forwarding, a telephony feature which allows calls to one phone number to be forwarded to another number
  • Cisco Express Forwarding, an advanced layer 3 switching technology used mainly on the enterprise core network or the Internet
  • E-mail forwarding, a mechanism by which a mail server sends the emails of one of its user's to another address
  • Forwarding equivalence class, a set of packets with similar or identical characteristics which may be forwarded the same way
  • Freight forwarding, a service by which an individual or company dispatches shipments via common carriers
  • Mail forwarding, a service that redirects mail from one address to another
  • Packet forwarding, the relaying of packets from one network segment to another by nodes in a computer network
  • Port forwarding, the act of forwarding a network port from one network node to another
  • Remote call forwarding, a telephony feature that allows call forwarding to be activated remotely
  • Multicast Reverse path forwarding, a technique used in multicast routing to ensure loop free topologies
  • Unicast Reverse path forwarding, a feature of Internet Protocol routers that is used to reduce the risk of customers attacking other Internet hosts
  • Timber forwarding, the transport of logs from the stump to the forest road.
  • URL redirection, also called URL forwarding, domain redirection and domain forwarding, a technique that forwards web page visitors to another page, which may or may not be on another domain, depending the purpose of the forwarding
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