Cable Colors

Glenn Sieb ges at wingfoot.org
Mon Jun 16 17:41:22 CDT 2008


JoeSox wrote:
> Hello Newbie here (hopefully I have the correct list),
>
> I was just wondering if anyone knows of a website with recommended
> colors for cables for a new datacenter?
> I have written some things down but I don't want to get stuck saying
> 'darn, I wish I would have bought this color for this type, now I am
> stuck'.
> What standard color to use if voice and data on same interface etc. Thanks.
>   

Hmm. I've always done blue for "safe" or "internal" connections, red for 
machines on the DMZ or outside.

Perhaps Blue for internal data, Yellow for internal voice, Green for 
data/voice?

Don't know if there's a website on this, but you can definitely read 
about it in Tom Limoncelli's The Practice of System and Network 
Administration book.

Best,
--Glenn

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