ok i have a situation like this:<BR>every client machine have a smart card reader connecting it. the smart card is use to store the ID and the password of the client(as a key to login to the sys). the data in the smart card is read from a VB program i call it ReadSC.exe. Can u think of a way to send a data from that VB program to the server in order to process the data?<BR>I think of one way. that is after the ReadSC.exe read the data it will write the data into a textfile call data.txt(stored in client machine) then the asp page will read the data.txt file and send the data to the server. But the problem is: 1) how do i do the client side scripting in order to read the textfile from the client machine? 2) how do i invoke the ReadSC.exe program that reside in the client machine?<BR>Please help. i really stuck.....<BR>any idea is welcome.<BR>my goal is to send the data from the smart card to the server to process in order to check whether he/she is allow to use this sys.<BR>Thanx a lot!!!