Cable Colors

Joe Greco jgreco at ns.sol.net
Mon Jun 16 18:02:40 CDT 2008


> I don't know of any hard standard in use anywhere.  I've generally taken
> to the following:
> 
> Green == low-bandwidth straigh-through
> 	Telephone, T1, Serial, etc.
> Purple == Roll Cables (almost always serial, sometimes telecom)
> 	(8-1 7-2 6-3 5-4 4-5 3-6 2-7 1-8)
> Orange(C) == EIA-568b cross-over cable (ethernet xover)
> Orange(F) == Multimode Fiber
> Yellow(F) == Singlemode Fiber
> White == Clear (inside VPN concentrator network)
> Black == Crypt (Outside VPN concentrator network)
> Blue == Publicly accessible networks
> Red == Backend (usually OOB management) networks
> Pink == KVM (KVM switch <-> Dongle)
> 
> Occasionally I encounter needs for greater specificity, but, these
> usually do most of what I need.

Oh.  That was the other thing I was going to say.  Reserving some colors
for "special purposes" is a good idea.

... JG
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