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       cyrmaster - master Cyrus process


       cyrmaster [ -C alternate imapd.conf ] [ -M alternate cyrus.conf ] [ -l listen queue ] [ -p
       pidfile ] [ -P snmp agentx ping interval ] [ -j janitor period ] [ -d ] [ -D ] [  -x  snmp
       agentx socket ]


       cyrmaster  is  the  process  that  controls  all  of  the Cyrus processes. This process is
       responsible for creating all imapd, pop3d, lmtpd and sieved child processes. This  process
       also initializes the Berkeley DB code and performs scheduled cleanup/maintenance.

       If this process dies, then no new sessions will be started.

       It kills itself and all child processes when it receives a SIGTERM.


       -C alternate imapd.conf
              Specifies  an  alternate  imapd.conf  for use by cyrmaster (note that this will not
              affect  any  sub-processes  spawned  by  cyrmaster,  you   should   specify   those
              specifically in the respective entries in cyrus.conf).

       -M alternate cyrus.conf
              Specifies an alternate cyrus.conf for use by cyrmaster.

       -l listen queue backlog
              Increase  the listen queue backlog. By default, the listen queue is set to 32.   On
              systems with a high connection rate, it may be desirable to  increase  this  value.
              refer to listen(2) for details.

       -j janitor full-sweeps per second
              Sets  the  amount  of  times  per  second the janitor should sweep the entire child
              table.  Leave it at the default of 1 unless you have a really high fork  rate  (and
              you  have  not increased the child hash table size when you compiled Cyrus from its
              default of 10000 entries).

       -p pidfile
              Use pidfile as the pidfile.  If not specified, defaults to /var/run/

       -P snmp agentx ping interval
              Sets the amount on time in seconds the subagent  will  try  and  reconnect  to  the
              master  agent  (snmpd)  if it ever becomes (or starts) disconnected.  Requires net-
              snmp 5.0 or higher.

       -d     Start in daemon mode (run in background and disconnect from controlling terminal).

       -D     Don't close stdin/stdout/stderr. Primiarly useful for debugging.

       -x snmp agentx socket
              Address the master agent (most likely snmpd) listens on.  Requires net-snmp 5.0  or


       Upon  execution,  cyrmaster  reads  its configuration information out of the cyrus.conf(5)

       cyrmaster rereads its configuration  file  when  it  receives  a  hangup  signal,  SIGHUP.
       Services  and  events  may  be  added,  deleted or modified when the configuration file is
       reread.  Any active services removed from the configuration file will be  allowed  to  run
       until completion.


       The environment variable CYRUS_VERBOSE can be set to log additional debugging information.
       Setting the value to 1 results in base level logging.  Setting it higher results  in  more
       log messages being generated.


       Services  do  not  always  go  away  silently when removed through a SIGHUP.  If there are
       workers of the removed service still running, messages to syslog about  broken  pipes  and
       accept() failures are to be expected.

       The in-memory list of services is not cleaned up ever, so a cyrmaster daemon that has been
       sent an extremely high amount of SIGHUP signals to add/remove/modify  services  will  lose
       performance eventually.  Restarting cyrmaster fixes this.


       /etc/cyrus.conf, /etc/imapd.conf, /var/run/


       cyrus.conf(5), imapd.conf(5), imapd(8), pop3d(8), lmtpd(8), timsieved(8), idled(8)