Re-doing the Cuckoo's Egg attacks on VAX

In this blog you’ll see how to use SIMH to re-enact attacks on the VAX, as told in Cliff Stoll’s book The Cuckoo’s Egg:

There’s an embed of a 1990 hour-long documentary with Cliff Stoff reliving the adventure, with footage of various VDUs and big systems on raised floors. Here it is:

Edit: updated video URL from

I met Cliff many years ago at a conference. Interesting fellow. I have the book somewhere with the recipe to a milkshake inscribed on the cover. He was big into milkshakes back then and I tried to make a point of asking for interesting dedications from authors…

At the time he was involved in figuring out the fix to the Hubble mirror issues.

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