Cable Colors

Mike Donahue mdonahue at
Tue Jun 17 15:19:28 UTC 2008

>-----Original Message-----
>From: JoeSox [mailto:joesox at] 
>Sent: Monday, June 16, 2008 3:32 PM
>To: nanog at
>Subject: Cable Colors

>Hello Newbie here (hopefully I have the correct list),

>I was just wondering if anyone knows of a website with recommended
>colors for cables for a new datacenter?
>I have written some things down but I don't want to get stuck saying
>'darn, I wish I would have bought this color for this type, now I am
>What standard color to use if voice and data on same interface etc.
>Thank You, Joe

We use this cable for our UDP applications: .
The fluoropolymer coating makes sure we don't drop any packets onto the
floor.  At least that's what the salesman told me.  And we don't need to
color-code them, they just kind of glow from their own awesomeness.

Mike Donahue

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