I have been a member of the RIT networking faculty since 1998. I also write for O'Reilly and run a youtube channel for fun. I try to keep things updated so check back. I make lots of free stuff for the youtube channel but if you want more in-depth content, pick up one of the books or take a look at the detailed videos I make for O'Reilly.

Coming Soon: IoT and GENI pages

Updates for July 2016

  1. Two new chapters being added to the Packet Guide to Routing and Switching: Multicast (IGMP and PIM) and Network Address Translation (NAT)
  2. Should be fall 2016 and IIRC, free if you already have the book. As always, supported by examples and packet captures. I'll also make videos for the youtube channel.

  3. FreeNAS and ESXi build - labbed it up and made a video series on the channel.
  4. Part 1: https://youtu.be/HzPptLp5w94

    Part 2: https://youtu.be/izM6DrjgU9U

    Part 3: https://youtu.be/HUjd3jijkwY

  5. Generic Routing Encapsulation - for those interested in tunnels!
  6. https://youtu.be/GG9Pd4vd8fw

  7. New subnetting and supernetting videos!
  8. Subnets part 1: https://youtu.be/e_sTEj9sqUI

    Subnets part 2: https://youtu.be/jHvOdPwj5l0

    Supernets/Aggregation: https://youtu.be/SMRd_kDdXuw

  9. OpenFlow pcap files used for the videos:
  10. of-main.pcapng

    of-ping-start.pcapng

  11. OpenFLow and SDN Videos
  12. I am working through the details of my SDN build. This series includes not only what I did but also details and captures on the OpenFlow protocol. Here is the playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrancVv1TdY_tThnqQC9a7kaTfnqiP7-A

  13. Crazy packet captures!
  14. Huge frames (smaller file) - http://www.brucehartpence.com/jumbo-framev2.pcapng

  15. New Videos
  16. Intro to Virtualization - http://youtu.be/alGKPB42b4k

    iperf video - http://youtu.be/HkX5QffUQ4A

    What the heck is happening?! - http://youtu.be/9ItgYUi9TQY

  17. Packet Guide to Core Network Protocols 2nd Ed. - The original had 7 chapters. I've added three chapters since and O'Reilly made it a second edition. IPv6 has already been posted and the newest stuff is now available.

    Chapter 9 - TCP

    video: Part I - http://youtu.be/x48TuRzktyE

    video: Part II - http://youtu.be/3YkzRFjpYt8

    Chapter 10 - UDP

    video: http://youtu.be/agLHk7HdQTg

    Other vids

    video: Port Scans - http://youtu.be/UBs6q2ERjBw

    video: DHCP - http://youtu.be/8wiKjaWBscQ

  18. New HowTo videos: Router on a Stick Cisco Call Manager Express Basic Setup Cisco DHCP and TFTP
  19. We ran an SDN seminar this summer - places to start looking: Packetpushers.net and Opennetworking.org and networkstatic.net

  20. Recent videos:controllers wireless bridging omnipeek capture VLANs

  21. IEEE Workgroup 1910.1 Meshed Tree Protocol - yes we're an official project under the IEEE Communications Society. The idea is to compete with RSTP, TRILL and SPB.

Video Playlists

HowTo: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrancVv1TdY-IDGSXXeKIFYN3-z_WqZre

VoIP: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrancVv1TdY_wgFqNb6CJDHBCaOhyo56_

Routing & Sw: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrancVv1TdY_JHXeSF1B7UOav4KEA1P5q

Core Protocols: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrancVv1TdY9pFWRaJhSdH6LLVs7MDD2i

Packet of the Week: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrancVv1TdY9aQbdI7E35fMrlMT4ee5e6

GEC '20: For anyone interested in network research or SDN it's a good resource and a great bunch of folks: www.geni.net

Our projects in virtualization and protocol design - all kinds of geeky fun!

Contact Information

Email: bruce.hartpence@rit.edu OR bhhics@rit.edu Telephone: 585-475-7938

And of course, the social media sites listed on this page.