Cable Colors

Martin Hannigan hannigan at
Mon Jun 16 23:57:51 UTC 2008

A little bit of the rainbow might spice up your life, Randy. Staring at all that grey cat3 is making you cranky. 

Personally, I like orange for console, standard powder blue for in rack termination, and red for backbone dependent. 

----- Original Message -----
From: Randy Bush <randy at>
To: nanog at <nanog at>
Sent: Mon Jun 16 23:00:45 2008
Subject: Re: Cable Colors

all you people are just sooooo retro and boring.  i like purple,
fluorescent lime, ...

the colors make no difference as long as you are consistent.  labeling,
consistent port use (oob port == power port == switch port ==) are what
will bail you out at three in the morning.


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