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Re: Cable Colors
> I don't know of any hard standard in use anywhere. I've generally taken > to the following: > > Green == low-bandwidth straigh-through > Telephone, T1, Serial, etc. > Purple == Roll Cables (almost always serial, sometimes telecom) > (8-1 7-2 6-3 5-4 4-5 3-6 2-7 1-8) > Orange(C) == EIA-568b cross-over cable (ethernet xover) > Orange(F) == Multimode Fiber > Yellow(F) == Singlemode Fiber > White == Clear (inside VPN concentrator network) > Black == Crypt (Outside VPN concentrator network) > Blue == Publicly accessible networks > Red == Backend (usually OOB management) networks > Pink == KVM (KVM switch <-> Dongle) > > Occasionally I encounter needs for greater specificity, but, these > usually do most of what I need. Oh. That was the other thing I was going to say. Reserving some colors for "special purposes" is a good idea. ... JG -- Joe Greco - sol.net Network Services - Milwaukee, WI - http://www.sol.net "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.