eching wrote:

> Is there a pure ruby web server that can start a thread that performs
> some task and store it in a session allowing the user to control the
> task from the browser?  Similar to a what I can do with a java web
> server?

Your question isn't crystal clear, but look at webrick, see if it's what you
have in mind. Webrick is included in a standard Ruby installation.

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