Thanks for the reply. I agree the FS/Meta in SQL is probably the best, and for reasons you outline specifically holding up the SQL resource for the download. But I find that really isn't as much of the problem as is the stream to the client. Performance
aside I am finding that PDF files actually "request" twice? Here is the handler I built to accomodate file extensions and for PDF and SWF files, I am showing two hits to this handler?