Marcel Molina Jr. wrote:

> if the issue here is that you are shutting down webrick frequently because
> you are developing and want to test then you can feed :auto_reload =>
> true to webrick's option hash.

Cool, that sounds like exactly what I need to work around the problem.

Later, when I have some more time, I'll see if I can find the cause of 
the hanging.

Thanks for your help,
   Kevin