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  1. #1
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    Ethernet Color Codes

    You can purchase ethernet cables in different colors (red, gree, blue, etc..). I know of many network that use different colors to represent different types of connections. Is there a standard for this, or do you just make up your own?

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    I'm not aware if there is a standard or not.

    I made up my color scheme. I chose what ever color I wanted.

    Well, really I chose colors by the length of the cables...

    Black = 50'
    Yellow = 15'
    Blue = 12'
    Red = 7'
    Gray = 3'
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    The color schemes have been different at every place I've ever worked. I guess it just depends on what the IS team comes up with when they plan it all out.

    We tend to use:
    Orange - Public servers
    Purple - Local network (behind firewall)
    White - Servers in DMZ
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    We use our colors to distinuish internal and external networks.
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    I use yellow for our outbound WAN connections
    Blue for internal network connectivity (switch to box)
    Red for our KVM (Avocent)
    White for patch cables
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  6. #6
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    Guess that answers my question... If there is some type of generally accepted color code, no one uses it.

    Thank, WinApp

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    studio, you hit ours pretty much to the dot... lookw like we two have a standard going.
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    Sweet.... Who wants to write up the RPC?
    I want to be the basis of a standard
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    well, why shouldnt i be the basis.... biznesshosting has been around since 2000... and yours.... I think i grandfathered the right
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