Review of TCP/IP Protocol Suite and Python
Welcome to the new exciting age of network engineering! When I started working as a network engineer at the turn of the millennium, the role was distinctly different than the network engineering role of today. At the time, network engineers mainly possessed domain-specific knowledge to manage and operate local and wide area networks using the command line interface. While they might occasionally cross over the discipline wall to handle tasks normally associated with systems administration and developers, there was no explicit expectation for a network engineer to write code or understand programming concepts. This is no longer the case today.
Over the years, the DevOps and Software–Defined Networking (SDN) movement, among other factors, have significantly blurred the lines between network engineers, systems engineers, and developers.
The fact that you have picked up this book suggests that you might already be an...