is the backend process in the Prayer Webmail system. A fresh
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.
accepts the following command-line options:
Reads configuration from
instead of the default
|--config-option name = value
Sets (overrides) the configuration option
Any number of options can be specified in this manner.
Debug mode. Run a single process in the foreground.