Bruce Hartpence

Bruce Hartpence

RIT faculty member, trainer, author, lover of packets

Rochester, New York

Areas of Expertise:

  • routing
  • switching
  • wireless networking
  • VoIP
Bruce is a faculty member in the Golisano College of Computing and Information Science (GCCIS) at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in Rochester, New York. He currently teaches in the areas of wireless communication, Voice over IP, and network design. He also runs an industrial training program in networking. Current research projects include protocol design based on meshed trees, virtualization, and software-defined networks. Bruce is the author of two other O’Reilly books: the Packet Guide to Core Network Protocols and the Packet Guide to Routing and Switching. He runs a website (www.brucehartpence. com) and a Youtube channel (www.youtube.com/brucehartpence) in support of all three books. A veteran of the US Navy, he served on the USS Enterprise and loves a good sea story.

Packet Guide to Voice over IP Packet Guide to Voice over IP
by Bruce Hartpence
March 2013
Print: $16.99
Ebook: $14.99

Packet Guide to Routing and Switching Packet Guide to Routing and Switching
by Bruce Hartpence
August 2011
Print: $24.99
Ebook: $14.99

Packet Guide to Core Network Protocols Packet Guide to Core Network Protocols
by Bruce Hartpence
June 2011
Print: $24.99
Ebook: $14.99

Webcast: Core Network Protocols : Two techniques you need to know
October 14, 2011
In this webcast we'll talk about address space, the purpose of the network mask and the reasons we manipulate network masks.