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     prayer-session - Prayer user session backend daemon


     prayer-session [--config-file file] [[--config-option name=value] ...]


     prayer-session is the backend process in the Prayer Webmail system. A
     fresh prayer-session backend is forked off whenever a user logs in.

     This process contains all of the permanent state associated with that
     login session including one or more connections to a IMAP server and
     possibly connections to accountd servers. prayer-session communicates
     with the user using HTML over HTTP connections via the prayer(8) proxy.
     Each login has a session ID that the front end processes use to find the
     correct backend.

     Backend server processes move into a dormant state after a certain period
     of inactivity, shutting down IMAP and accountd connections which can be
     easily resuscitated when the session wakes up. After a long period of
     inactivity, typically several hours the session process shuts down.

     prayer-session accepts the following command-line options:

     --config-file file
             Reads configuration from file instead of the default

     --config-option name=value
             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.


             Can be set to specify the configuration file to use. The
             --config-file option takes precedence over this variable.

             Local hostname. Overrides the hostname setting in the
             configuration file as well as on the command line.


             Default configuration file.

             Location of standard templates. The templates are compiled into
             prayer-session for performance reasons, so the template files are
             actually not used, but they are available for customization.




     This manual page was put together by Magnus Holmgren
     <> using documentation written by
     David Carter <>.