Accessing other sites from ASP

Is it possible to use ASP to retrieve the contents from another web page located on another server?

This is something like what I want to do:

User opens ASP page from Server1.
ASP page retrieves outside web page through HTTP from Server2.
ASP page parses page and presents information to User.

Is this possible?  And how?  If it is possible, and code is presented, I'll gladly up the points to 150 or something.


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I know in Perl this is relatively easy... I have been doing it for a couple years... (don't tell Accuweather...).

 I don't know about VB though... Hmmm....
No you can't do it directly from ASP as it has no access to the sockets that you would need to open to do this. In theory and active X object could be written to do it but I've never seen or heard of one.

When I've done this it has always been via a conventional CGI in C or Perl.


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There is a component that will do what you want. Unfortunately I cant remember what it is called. Try doing a search for asp components in a search engine.
I use a product called aspTear from  VERY good component.  there is an example article about it on

A good component site is
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