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     prayer-session — Prayer user session backend daemon


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


     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 /etc/prayer/

     --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 <>.