I have a VB Application which I would really like to "notify" a web application (ASP, IIS) when it comes online, goes offline, or send an away message.
NOTE: VB App is on a different server than the webserver
The only way I could imagine to accomplish this is to make a file with a status in it. However that makes the web app slower since it has to read a file using the filesystem object everytime it loads. Also can have issues with Norton Script Blocking