Good Stuff [was] Re: shameful-cabling gallery of infamy - does anybody know

Leigh Porter leigh.porter at
Wed Sep 12 08:55:08 UTC 2007

That is certainly very pretty cabling and most people usually start out
with things very pretty. What happens then is that things evolve, you
run out of space and have to put kit in other racks, run loads of
cabling there and then it gets moved again and then you add more cables
and then a fibre guy from some telco comes in and puts something else in
on top of it.

Shortly after this, you need to pull out a bit of kit to replace it and
all the cables get pulled out too, then they get put back quickly to
reduce downtime.

And it goes on.

You may say that you can avoid this with better planning, management and
this and that. However a lot of people do not have the luxury of this
because they are either too busy or whatever.


David Lesher wrote:
>> It was brought to my attention that some of the folks here may
> not have ever seen good wiring, so I snapped a few photos of
> good wiring here and wrote a quickie web page for the photos.
> I couldn't get pictures of Ethernet wiring, but it's the same.
> Except the last photo, it's all wax string done very neatly.
> This is the goal.  ;-)
>> > > scott >
> If you find any pictures of NY.NET; Terry Kennedy made the above
> look sloppy. Many places ban cable ties due to the sharp ends;
> some allow 'em if tensioned by a pistol-grip installer. Terry
> required lacing cord. You can guess his heritage.
> As for horror stories, a certain ISP near here that started out in
> a video store had piles of Sportsters. The wall warts were lined
> up and glued dead-bug style to a number of long 1x3's; then #14
> copper was run down each side, daisy-chain soldered to each plug
> blade. There was no attempt to insulate any of upright plugs...
> I am SURE this is long gone, and the people there will likely deny
> it was I would if it were me!

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