Cable-Tying with Waxed Twine

sysadmin at sysadmin at
Thu Jan 25 02:39:36 UTC 2007

Here's some nice lacing on our FLM150 rack:

On Wed, Jan 24, 2007 at 07:30:06PM -0500, 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
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