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zarafa-ical: Start the Zarafa ICal/CalDAV gateway.


zarafa-ical - Start the Zarafa ICal/CalDAV gateway.


zarafa-ical [OPTION...]


The iCal/CalDAV gateway enables users to retrieve their calendar using iCalendar compliant clients. The iCal/CalDAV gateway can be configured to listen for HTTP and HTTPS requests.

The default settings of the gateway program are defined in zarafa-ical.cfg(5).


Various options are possible. None of these options are required.

--config, -c ical.cfg

Specify the location of the ical.cfg file. If the ical.cfg file is not specified, the gateway will continue using its default settings.

Default: /etc/zarafa/ical.cfg

--help, -h

Shows the help message of the iCal/CalDAV gateway.

--foreground, -F

Run in the foreground. Normally the gateway will daemonize and run in the background.


When unknown options exists in the configuration file the ical service will report an error and shutdown. Pass this option to ignore unknown options so the ical service will start.


The following signals can be sent to the zarafa-ical process:


When the HUP signal is received, some options from the configuration file are reloaded. The reloadable options are listed in the zarafa-ical.cfg(5) manual page.

Also, when using log_method = file, the logfile will be closed and a new logfile will be opened. You can use this signal in your logrotate system.


To gracefully let the service exit, the normal TERM signal is used.


To start the iCal/CalDAV gateway:


The iCal/CalDAV gateway process will keep running. You may also use the init.d scripts:

/etc/init.d/zarafa-ical [start| stop| restart]


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