Suppose a client sends a request to a server. Since the client is not connected to the server directly, it cannot hand the request directly to the server. Instead, the request has to be transmitted along a path from the client to the server, through all the intermediate routers, and at last arrives at the server.
My question is, is it correct that "the request is forwarded towards the server", since the request is transmitted in a particular direction, i.e., the direction to the server. I don't find the similar usage in oxford learner's dictionary, but I feel that's should be right if I want to stress the direction in which the request is forwarded?
The usage given by the dictionary is "forward to", but I think this usage may not be so proper.