So a customer wants us to replace a board-mounted D9 connector with a cable assembly, so they can mount our board elsewhere in their box.
(So much of engineering involves the apportioning of pain between individuals and groups.) ;)
I naturally looked at IDC connectors--D9 male IDCs are reasonably plentiful, with 30 choices at Digikey with gold contacts.
But the other end, i.e. 50-mil ribbon cable to 100-mil gold female header connector, has apparently gotten scarce: only Sullins seems to make them!
The supply seems reasonable, but whatever happened to Molex, TE, etc. in this space?