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A pseudo-random number was generated twice in succession

Hi NetPro,

beside the explaination from cisco, what is the solution for this ?

the error msg as below,

"A pseudo-random number was generated twice in succession".

Error Message

%CRYPTO-6-RANDOM : A pseudo-random number was generated twice in succession

Explanation A pseudo-random number generator produced the same number twice in succession.

Recommended Action Under normal circumstances, a pseudo-random number generator will occasionally produce the same number twice in succession, so this message is not a problem. However, if this message occurs frequently, the system should be manually reloaded. If the message is persistent across reloads, copy the message exactly as it appears on the console or in the system log. Research and attempt to resolve the issue using the tools and utilities provided at With some messages, these tools and utilities will supply clarifying information. Search for resolved software issues using the Bug Toolkit at If you still require assistance, open a case with the Technical Assistance Center via the Internet at, or contact your Cisco technical support representative and provide the representative with the information you have gathered. Attach the following information to your case in nonzipped, plain-text (.txt) format: the output of the show logging and show tech-support commands and your pertinent troubleshooting logs.



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