In puakma.config there is a setting for
This is the number of seconds between polling events.
Polling is important because Booster needs to know if a host is up or not so that requests are not sent to a host that is unavailable.
The POLLPATH is the URL on the backend server that is retrieved, so / would just get the default page for that host. We recommend making a small text file (or similar, eg /poll.txt) to ensure the processing overhead for polling is very small.
POLLMETHOD sets the HTTP method used for retrieving that file. HEAD will instruct the host to return only the http headers and no content, reducing processing overhead and network I/O.
We can probably adjust the polling process logic, we just need to know a little more about your issue.