I wonder how many "jacks" are allowed for running copper (Cat6a and Cat7) link for 10GbE connections.
Questions is pretty simple but I am confused about "link segment" term. From specification it seems that Cat6a/Cat7 rated for 10GbE on up to 100m for single link segment. Does it mean that we can have 10GbE on 100m cable between switch and computer, or we can have patch panel in the middle (so that it is 100m switch->patch panel plus 100m panel -> computer)?
My guess is that "link segment" means cable between active components, not jacks.
PS: Question comes from our new building where 10GbE over cat6a cable is promised, however I don't see how it can possibly satisfy requirement for 100m straight line of cable.