Cable-Tying with Waxed Twine
swm at emanon.com
Thu Jan 25 00:47:43 UTC 2007
It's called cable lacing... And CO guys have done it forever. Looks really
pretty, but it's a pain in the butt to do. :) And sucks if you have to rip
a cable out to replace things.
Other than that, check out:
PS. A really good pair of flush cuts (wire snips, but not the "diamond-cut"
ones) will help with the tie wraps too!
From: owner-nanog at merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog at merit.edu] On Behalf Of Dan
Mahoney, System Admin
Sent: Wednesday, January 24, 2007 7:30 PM
To: nanog at merit.edu
Subject: Cable-Tying with Waxed Twine
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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