Hi,

mitchell a ˝─rit :
> Instead of using an index.html, index.rhtml, index.cgi, etc. as the
> default page to load on localhost:[port], I was wondering if it was
> possible to load a servlet instead (i.e. '/index'). I have looked at
> the WEBrick source, but could not figure out how to do this (even like
> trying to execute a request or response).
> 
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> 

I am not sure I really understood what you want to do but I think you 
can do something like:

require 'webrick'

svr = WEBrick::HTTPServer.new(
   :Port         => 8080,
   :BindAddress  => 'localhost'
)

svr.mount_proc('/') { |req, res|
   res.body = "This is not the default index!"
   res['content-type'] = "text/plain"
}

trap("INT") { svr.shutdown }

svr.start


Or you can mount a servlet instead of a proc...

HTH

Ghislain