Let me begin with two statements:
1 - There is no general hardware section in the DC forum, so I chose the next best general section.
2 - I make my own UTP cables, for almost 15 years already.
Google wasn't that helpful regarding my question. Most of the (CAT5e) cables I prepared in the beginning are still in use today. I know about TIA568A and B cable pin-out standards. My preference is B.
However, lately I see cables on different locations appear that use a different pin-out. All the pairs are next to each other, instead of switching cables from different pairs as the 568 standards suggest. These are definitely not cross-cables or straight cables either. I know about the differences between the CAT5e/CAT6/CAT7 cable categories, but I am not aware that this had implications on the cable pin-out.
Other forums tell me that this isn't the case, sites like this one
tell me that this isn't the case, so now I am getting confused. There is not much necessary to accomplish that, I know. But still, can anyone here enlighten me about the subject or point me to documentation?