Cable Colors

Nathan Ward nanog at
Tue Jun 17 00:57:47 UTC 2008

On 17/06/2008, at 11:00 AM, Randy Bush wrote:

> 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.

My cables are all black, and are scented with different citrus fruits.

When I have a customer without as keen a sense of smell, I've noticed  
that my local patch cable vendor only does x-over in purple or beige.  
That made that decision for me fairly quickly.

Nathan Ward

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