Cable Colors

Matthew Kaufman matthew at
Tue Jun 17 02:23:31 UTC 2008

Peter Wohlers wrote:
> As you can see, by and large, people assign colors to functions. What 
> color to what function varies like the wind. Unlike a previous employer 
> whose colo-manager person insisted on using colors to represent cable 
> lengths (Doh!), color -> function mapping seems pretty universal.

I used to do that too... Until I stood behind a rack trying to figure 
out which of the 70 or so gray wires from the switch was the one going 
to the box I was having the problem with. Then I bought as many 
different colors as I could find, and mixed things up a bit.

Matthew Kaufman

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