RUS-CERT is the Computer Emergency Response Team of Stuttgart University.
Despite its name containing the letters “RUS”, which is the abbreviation for “Rechenzentrum Universität Stuttgart” (Computing Center of Stuttgart University) it is not part of the computing center but a department of the university’s administrative body.
The name origins of its roots, it started 1998 as a department of RUS and was transformed into an entity directly reporting to the administrative head of
Stuttgart University in 2001. Since by then the name “RUS-CERT” already was well-known in the community, it was decided to keep it.
If you were looking for the Russian CERT you might want to go to RU-CERT.
RUS-CERT is the default security contact for the following IP address ranges:
- 22.214.171.124 bis 126.96.36.199 (188.8.131.52/16)
- 184.108.40.206 bis 220.127.116.11 (18.104.22.168/16)
- 22.214.171.124 bis 126.96.36.199 (188.8.131.52/17)
- 184.108.40.206 bis 220.127.116.11 (18.104.22.168/24, 22.214.171.124/22, 126.96.36.199/22, 188.8.131.52/24)
Systems using an IP address in these ranges as well as all users of such are part of RUS-CERT’s constituency.
RUS-CERT’s Postal Address
University of Stuttgart
Telephone: 0711/685-1-CERT (2378)
Please send mail to just one of the mailboxes. Messages sent to multiple mailboxes will be handled with reduced priority.
Please avoid using HTML in email. HTML is not designed to be used in email messages and can introduce security risks. It is also widely used in spam hence messages containing HTML often are classified as spam and segregated. Therefore, RUS-CERT does not support HTML messages.
You will receive a case number in the following form: [RUS-CERT#nnnnnn].
Please include this number (including the brackets) in the subject of all further messages concerning the same issue.
Please report suspected Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) violations or violations of the User Regulations for Digital Information Processing and Communication Equipment (IaC) at the University of Stuttgart to this mailbox, especially if your complaint contains personally identifiable information.
Please send reports about suspicious behavior of hosts or network devices to this address.
firstname.lastname@example.org (the university’s firewall)
Contact persons internally registered to RUS-CERT may notify change requests for filter rules in the perimeter firewall to this address. See also Uni-Firewall.
Please report networking problems (LAN/MAN/WAN) or trouble with network infrastructure (DNS, SMTP) to this mailbox. Problems concerning network operation are not in RUS-CERT’s but in the scope of responsibiliy of the LAN department (NKS of Stuttgart University’s computing center).
You can use our OpenPGP-Keys for an encrypted communication with individual RUS staff members.
Please use the role e-mailboxes as explained above by default. Personal e-mail addresses should be used in special cases only.
|Oliver Göbelemail@example.com||CISO of Stuttgart University, UNIX/Linux-security, conceptual security, formalia|
|Stefan Bühlerfirstname.lastname@example.org||administration, development|
|Manuel Schneideremail@example.com||administration, development, conceptual security|
Former Staff Members:
- Friedemann Bauer
- Jochen Thomas Bauer
- Matthias Bilger
- Jochen Buchholz
- Thomas Fabritius
- Tom Fischer
- Anselm Garbe
- Bertram Lindner
- Christian Lützelberger
- Igor Gilitschenski
- Sebastian Korff
- Milosch Meriac
- Zafer Özalt
- Jennifer Regner
- Helmut Springer
- Florian Weimer
- Boris Wesslowski
- Bernd Vierling