Prayer user session backend daemon
is the backend process in the Prayer
Webmail system. A fresh prayer-session
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
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.
accepts the following command-line
- Reads configuration from
file instead of the default
- Sets (overrides) the configuration option
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
- 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
This manual page was put together by Magnus Holmgren
using documentation written by
David Carter <firstname.lastname@example.org>