PHP Integration


I was wondering if anyone had any ideas for integrating a phpbb site into a rails app so that it would utilize my layout. I can’t seem to find any custom modules and an iframe is less than ideal. Does anyone know of anything that does this existing?

One approach I thought of would involve writing a module that extends ActionController such that you can say that the controller is really a proxy for running a the php cli binary on the server and that the url given ito the controller would map to a directory/file in the php filetree, and would pass/preserve POST/GET, Cookies, etc. If the directory name matches the controller name, then relative urls should remain realitivly unborked.