Also an abbreviation
ed Twisted Pair
, a type of network cable
where the signal
cables have been insulated by a strip of aluminium
foil, wrapped in a spiral. Confusing the hell out of LAN technician
s, I'll bet you.
This type is cheaper than proper STP, but more susceptible to mechanical wear, making it a bad choice for patch boards.
Buying bulk Ethernet cable from clueless induhviduals often gets you FTP when you've specifically asked for proper STP, prompting the following exclamation:
Curses! Foiled again!