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Re: Cable Colors
On Mon, 16 Jun 2008, Glenn Sieb wrote:
JoeSox wrote:Hello Newbie here (hopefully I have the correct list),
Others responded with what colour goes for what. Me? I learned that these colour conventions change drastically from one place to another.
Other than which interface or network you may be using, there is the issues of "sensitive"/secret network and white/public network.
In one organization red was for the sensitive private network, and in another red meant "danger Will Robinson", public unsafe network. In yet another red was for grounded power.
Use what works for you.
Warning about colours with a funny anecdote:
In a more secure network I ran security for, networks were literally separated and colour coded cables were enforced.
One day a cable needed to be replaced but we ran out of the said colour. The engineer was so scared of what the then security director (before my time) would say that he didn't fix the network for .. some time... until someone smacked him on the back of the head (the security director).
To be fair the the engineer, he was really concerned about security. Security-minded networks have their own silly downsides. :)
Use what is comfortable and/or necessary, no more.