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1. Is this for real?
2. He'd better have those wires labeled otherwise burn it to the ground.
 
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He's probably the kind of guy who just "knows where everything is".
 

MotionMan

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I cannot say where I got these, but they were recently taken at a local facility:











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lxskllr

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It's strange the way cabling systems go to hell. Everything is neat and logical when you put them in, but when you have to move them, it becomes an incomprehensible mess that defies explanation.
 

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It's strange the way cabling systems go to hell. Everything is neat and logical when you put them in, but when you have to move them, it becomes an incomprehensible mess that defies explanation.
Or maybe it looked really tidy when it was still just in schematic form.
 

Red Squirrel

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At least mine is better organized then that!
I always found that picture interesting. I have never seen a place that uses ALL cross over cables. :biggrin:

Actually it would be interesting to know the backstory to that pic, if it's actually real. I know it's been around for a long time.
 

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It's strange the way cabling systems go to hell. Everything is neat and logical when you put them in, but when you have to move them, it becomes an incomprehensible mess that defies explanation.
The environments that I've been in where the cabling has gone to hell after install did so for two reasons:
1. The network administrator is wearing multiple hats and doesn't have time (or can't afford downtime) to keep the cabling clean.
2. The cabling is run so tight that it's faster and easier to patch a fresh cable than cleanly re-route an existing cable.

I always found that picture interesting. I have never seen a place that uses ALL cross over cables. :biggrin:
While that cable plant is ..... something I can't describe using written words, there's nothing indicating that they're all cross overs.
 

Red Squirrel

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The environments that I've been in where the cabling has gone to hell after install did so for two reasons:
1. The network administrator is wearing multiple hats and doesn't have time (or can't afford downtime) to keep the cabling clean.
2. The cabling is run so tight that it's faster and easier to patch a fresh cable than cleanly re-route an existing cable.



While that cable plant is ..... something I can't describe using written words, there's nothing indicating that they're all cross overs.
Yeah I know, was just being funny because they chose all yellow. But I think the standard of yellow meaning cross over is something that died a painful death. I see yellow used all the time for non cross over. Heck, we even give yellow patch cords to our customers when they get DSL from us. :eek:


Speaking of wire messes, my rack aint the prettiest either. D: I plan to build a wooden enclosure of sorts so I can add some cable ducts and other cable management stuff as well as a pdu. Not in the budget now though.





And some hackery to detect AC failure and read battery voltage. (shares a single cat6 cable)

 
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