> Yes, you can do this, but if the purpose is to govern the behavior of remote
> machines, and if there are any security issues, I personally would do it
> using SSH instead.
>
> You could set things up to tunnel the webrick content through an SSH
> connection. That is a way to balance ease of use with good security.
>
> I am not perfectly clear about what you are trying to accomplish, but if
> your description is a suitable guide, then maybe a text-based SSH remote
> execution approach might be better than one based on a a Web server.

Thanks for the responses.  It's all over the LAN, so security isn't a
concern at this point.  I'll guess I'll go ahead with my initial idea.
I really haven't done much web/web based programming (or distributed
programming, really, apart from basic sockets), so any other
suggestions are welcome.