Cable-Tying with Waxed Twine

Steve Rubin ser at
Thu Jan 25 00:49:43 UTC 2007

Dan Mahoney, System Admin wrote:
> 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 somewhere?
> -Dan "Tired of getting scratched up by jagged cable ties" Mahoney

Best site I have seen so far:

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