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Inordinate amount of pcconfig utilizing CPU

Just upgraded a 4430 from 17-07-02 to the R11-6-0. The CPU whenever I check using SSH is really high usage by PC Config, at times 80%+. The config is set to "no http" and "no http secure-server". Not causing issues (yet). This is our main router, we are an ISP. It has no firewall enabled, it is just a router

Here is a snap shot

ADTRAN, Inc. OS version R11.6.0.SA

  Mainline Version: ENM.15.45

  P4 Changelist: 198400

  Checksum: BF5453EE

  Built on: Thu Apr 16 14:30:39 2015

  Upgrade key: df83aec2cd602718a1852dd29c65770b

Boot ROM version 17.04.01.00

  Checksum: 70EF

  Built on: Wed Dec 10 09:35:38 2008

  Compatibility Version: 0

Copyright (c) 1999-2015, ADTRAN, Inc.

Platform: NetVanta 4430, part number 1700630E1

Serial number LBADTN1012AJ966

Flash: 33554432 bytes  DRAM: 268435455 bytes

uptime is 0 days, 3 hours, 19 minutes, 19 seconds

System returned to ROM by Soft Reset

Current system image file is "NV4430A-R11-6-0-SA.biz"

Primary boot system image file is "NV4430A-R11-6-0-SA.biz"

Backup boot system image file is "NV4430A-17-07-02-00.biz"

Primary system configuration file is "startup-config"

Context switch load: 0.22%

                                      Invoked  Exec Time    Runtime    Load %%

Task Id    Task Name        PRI STA   (count)     (usec)     (usec)     (1sec)

1          Idle               0 W     5808802        490     468319      46.83

3          PC Config          7 S    15745801        276     414413      41.44

4          PacketRouting     44 W     3317891         70      26107       2.61

5          Timer             46 W     1028139          7        629       0.06

6          Timer-00          10 W    10587632          1       1415       0.14

7          Nm01               5 W           0     147678          0       0.00

8          Clock              9 W       33536         14         26       0.00

9          FrontPanel        43 W      216520         83       1660       0.17

10         con0              46 W         191          7          0       0.00

11         CF Manager         9 W       20974          5          9       0.00

12         ICP Session        8 W        1104          4          0       0.00

13         RSTP              43 W      109008         20        205       0.02

14         RSTP-BG           42 W           0         74          0       0.00

15         Thread Pool        4 W       17287         45          0       0.00

16         MLD Thread         6 W           4          4          0       0.00

17         RouteTableTick     6 W       10245         81         90       0.01

18         RouteTableTick     6 W        9587         34         34       0.00

19         IGMPTick           6 W        7013         21         21       0.00

20         IGMP-Receiver      6 W           0     499219          0       0.00

21         IP Events         27 W       69774         22         22       0.00

22         tcptimer          25 W       92481         10         77       0.01

23         tcpinp            25 W      172002         79        285       0.03

24         tcpout            25 W      633449         16        308       0.03

25         DnsClient         19 W        5536         22          0       0.00

26         DnsProxy          19 W        2204         10          0       0.00

27         DnsTable          19 W        2203          3          0       0.00

28         Port Manager       9 W      217935         30        631       0.06

29         PCI Bridge        32 W      109229          5         49       0.00

30         eth 0/1           46 W           1          1          0       0.00

31         giga-eth 0/1      46 W    20522239          3      46384       4.64

32         RSTP              43 W           0         78          0       0.00

33         giga-eth 0/2      46 W    18854100          2      29777       2.98

34         RSTP              43 W           0         69          0       0.00

35         SnmpThread         6 W      155234          5        157       0.02

36         WWW               22 W        2226         37          0       0.00

37         sec               46 W           1          0          0       0.00

38         IKE                6 W         648         87          0       0.00

39         IPSecKeyGen        4 W           0      53703          0       0.00

40         SCEP               6 W           0      49359          0       0.00

41         MediaConnectio~   39 W       21608        155        432       0.04

42         FTPServer List~    5 W           5        103          0       0.00

43         SMTP Client       19 W           0         38          0       0.00

44         SNTP Client       22 W          15        227          0       0.00

45         CLIInjectQ         6 W           0      13593          0       0.00

48         RipOut             6 W        6700          4          4       0.00

49         RipIn              6 W           0      12699          0       0.00

50         DHCP Server       34 W          22        145          0       0.00

51         UDP Relay         22 W           1         48          0       0.00

52         CFM Maint         44 W       11015         24         24       0.00

53         AUTOLINKQ          4 W         128         27          0       0.00

54         HttpClientQ        6 W           0         70          0       0.00

56         DHCPv6            34 W           0        222          0       0.00

57         Flow Meter Log~   20 W      470938          9       6883       0.69

58         UDP In            42 W       20982         15          0       0.00

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Re: Inordinate amount of pcconfig utilizing CPU

gladeeaytur‌:

Thank you for asking this questions in the support community forum.

It is not recommended to have the firewall disabled on the ADTRAN unit that is on the public Internet.  Here is the Security Best Practices for AOS Products guide.

Here is a post on what processes are included in the PC Config. thread:  Re: what is the PC Config process in the show cpu output?

The reason the PC Config. thread could be high might be because of DoS attacks on DNS, NTP, or SNMP.  If you would like to reply to this post with a copy of the current configuration (please, remember to remove any information that might be sensitive to the organization), I will be happy to review it for you.

Levi

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Re: Inordinate amount of pcconfig utilizing CPU

Levi,

Thank you for the reply

You are right, the firewall is a good thing to implement normally. In this case it just needs to be a router. The only decision it needs to make is what interface the packets need to egress.

Shortly after posting my question, I downgraded back to 17.07.02 for fear of overloading unit. After downgrading CPU usage went back to below 50%, the normal for Sunday traffic.

Is their a possibility the newer release AOS is built for the newer 4430 generations?

Attached is a copy of the run. The VRRP is not implemented