Bruce Hartpence

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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 ( and a Youtube channel ( in support of all three books. A veteran of the US Navy, he served on the USS Enterprise and loves a good sea story.