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
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.
Can be set to specify the configuration file to use. The
option takes precedence over this variable.
Local hostname. Overrides the
setting in the configuration file as well as on the command line.
Default configuration file.
Location of standard templates. The templates are compiled into
for performance reasons, so the template files are actually not
used, but they are available for customization.