The action of finding an IP address given a HostName, using DNS.

bash-2.05b$ host has address mail is handled (pri=10) by

A ForwardLookup tends to use A records in DNS, though may also use any combination of CNAME/MX depending on what you're looking for.

Does a ForwardLookup also include things like TXT, SRV and so on? -- NathanWard

Contrast ReverseLookup.

CategoryDns, CategoryNetworking