Ruby Skype Bot

See:
http://ianconnor.blogspot.com/2006/06/ruby-skype-bot.htmlhttp://ianconnor.blogspot.com/2006/06/ruby-skype-bot.html[/code]

For use with Rails, would it be best to just have it running in a window
on
the same machine or is there a feature in the rails framework that
allows
you to trigger a process like this that would just be around until the
server shutdown?