What does it actually mean and what are its use cases? Is this different from autoLfrequency?
From Docs, I can infer that if sendCookedData=true, then it should be enabled. What is the relation between them?
Does it do something to detect lost forwarder connection to indexer?
heartbeatFrequency = <integer>
* How often (in seconds) to send a heartbeat packet to the receiving server.
* Heartbeats are only sent if sendCookedData=true.
* Defaults to 30 (seconds).
It is a mechanism for the forwarder to to know that the receiver (ie indexer) is alive. If the indexer does not send a return packet to the forwarder, the forwarder will declare this receiver unreachable and not forward data to it. By default a packet is sent every 30s.