Hello. If something on an ASP page is relying on the availability of an unreliable third-party server, is there a way to ping it and skip executing a block of code in the event it does not respond? The third-party service displays ads hosted on their end. Sometimes the web server that hosts those pages is slow or times out. We plan to drop them eventually, but for now we'd like to quickly wrap some code around the spot the ads display and see if a connection is available. If not, we want to avoid waiting around while the rest of our page suffers.<BR><BR>Thanks!