Cable-Tying with Waxed Twine

Dan Mahoney, System Admin danm at
Thu Jan 25 00:30:06 UTC 2007

Hey all,

This seems a wee bit off topic, but definitely relates to network 
operations (somewhere below layer 1) and I can't think of a better place 
to ask.

Upon leaving a router at telx and asking one of their techs to plug in the 
equipment for me, I came back to find all my cat5 cables neatly tied with 
some sort of waxed twine, using an interesting looping knot pattern that 
repeated every six inches or so using a single piece of string.  For some 
reason, I found this trick really cool.

I have tried googling for the method, (it's apparently standard, I've seen 
it in play elsewhere), and for the type of twine, but had little luck.  I 
was wondering if any of the gurus out there would care to share what this 
knot-pattern is actually called, and/or if there's a (illustrated) howto 

-Dan "Tired of getting scratched up by jagged cable ties" Mahoney


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