If you wish to 'read' the text of a remote URL web page from ASP, one way is to create an ActiveX DLL. This article provides the VB code and methods to do this.
This program is based on a text file containing commands which are read and actioned. Its main use is to automate the upload and download process. This is useful in situations where the same files need to be uploaded or downloaded on a regular basis. The program can be run from a scheduler in XP or Windows 2000.