prayer - standalone IMAP-based webmail server
prayer [--config-file file] [[--config-option name=value] ...]
[--foreground | --disable-prefork] [--disable-session | --
prayer is the normal frontend daemon in the Prayer Webmail system. It is
a simple HTTP server and proxy that serves icons and other static files,
but firstly and foremostly forwards requests to the correct backend
daemons based on session IDs passed either in cookies or as part of the
The master daemon normally preforks a number of child processes that each
will serve a configurable number of requests. The total number of child
processes is limited to prevent denial of service attacks.
prayer accepts the following command-line options:
Reads configuration from file instead of the default.
Sets (overrides) the configuration option name to value. Any
number of options can be specified in this manner.
Debug mode. Run a single process in the foreground.
Disable preforking. The master daemon will listen for connections
on the configured ports and spawn child processes one at a time.
Do not start the session server, prayer-session(8).
-- End of prayer options; remaining options will be passed to
PRAYER_CONFIG_FILE Can be set to specify the configuration file to use.
PRAYER_HOSTNAME Local hostname. Overrides the hostname setting in the
configuration file as well as on the command line.
/usr/local/prayer/etc/prayer.cf Default configuration file.
/usr/local/prayer/icons/ Location of the standard icons used by
/usr/local/prayer/static/ Directory containing other static
files; currently only CSS files.
/var/spool/prayer/sockets/ Pre-configured location of sockets for
frontend to backend communication.
This manual page was put together by Magnus Holmgren
<firstname.lastname@example.org> using documentation written by David Carter