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     prayer — standalone IMAP-based webmail server


     prayer [--config-file file] [[--config-option name=value] ...]
            [--foreground | --disable-prefork] [--disable-session | -- session-options ...]


     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 URL.

     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:

     --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.

             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-session(8).


     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.


             Default configuration file.
             Location of the standard icons used by the interface.
             Directory containing other static files; currently only CSS files.
             Pre-configured location of sockets for frontend to backend communication.




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