Cable Colors

Joe Greco jgreco at
Tue Jun 17 00:59:56 UTC 2008

> To me far more important that color is tags, one on each end if it is 
> more that a foot long.
> The tags should have a short (two or three word) description, the 
> authority for the patch (person's name or position, order number, or 
> trouble ticket number) and where the _other_ end of the patch is, 
> followed by where _this_ is.  (For short cords "this" will cover both 
> ends, probably.
> Why "this end"?  Make a mistake and pull the wrong one out of a mostly 
> clear jack-field sometime.  Clarity will occur.

Ha, I don't see many other people who do that.

So is the labeling device of choice still the Dymo Rhino stuff?
Preferences for/against heat shrink vs other methods?  Always fun to see
what others are doing.

... JG
Joe Greco - Network Services - Milwaukee, WI -
"We call it the 'one bite at the apple' rule. Give me one chance [and] then I
won't contact you again." - Direct Marketing Ass'n position on e-mail spam(CNN)
With 24 million small businesses in the US alone, that's way too many apples.

More information about the NANOG mailing list