Block All Bots But Only Allow Mediapartners-Google (Adsense Bot)

I recently wanted to block all bots visiting, but only allow Google Adsense bot.

I recently wanted to block all bots visiting, but only allow Google Adsense bot. You need to edit robots.txt (a text file prevent cooperating web spiders and other web robots from accessing all or part of a website) as follows

User-agent: Mediapartners-Google
Allow: /

User-agent: *
Disallow: /view/*.php

New Domain Name Get Approved By ICANN

Big companies with valuable brands fear they will have to spend time and money buying up every possible domain name

ICANN is the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. From the BBC article:

A complete overhaul of the way in which people navigate the internet has been given the go-ahead in Paris.

The net’s regulator, Icann, voted unanimously to relax the strict rules on so-called “top-level” domain names, such as .com or .uk.

The decision means that companies could turn brands into web addresses, while individuals could use their names.

Big companies with valuable brands fear they will have to spend time and money buying up every possible domain name – while reaping little gain from the liberalisation of this market.

64 People Have Been Arrested For Using Blogs

More bloggers than ever face arrest for exposing human rights abuses or criticising governments, says a report.

According to article published at BBC, Elections in China, Pakistan and the US could prompt more arrests for exposing human rights abuses or highlighting bad practices followed by governments. This is scary.

From the article:

Citizens have faced arrest and jail for blogging about many different topics, said the World Information Access (WIA) report.

Arrested bloggers exposed corruption in government, abuse of human rights or suppression of protests. They criticised public policies and took political figures to task

Most Dangerous Top Level Domain Name ( TLDs )

McAfee found the most dangerous domains to navigate to are .hk, .cn, and .info. Of all .hk sites McAfee tested.

Our domain name is and TLD is .IN. The letters which follow the final dot of any domain name is called TLD (Top Level Domain Name). Management of top-level domains is handled by the ICANN.

Now McAfee has published the list of most dangerous TLDs in the world used by spammer and to install virus / other dirty stuff on your computer without authorization.

From the article:

McAfee found the most dangerous domains to navigate to are “.hk” (Hong Kong), “.cn” (China) and “.info” (information).

Of all “.hk” sites McAfee tested, it flagged 19.2 percent as dangerous or potentially dangerous to visitors; it flagged 11.8 percent of “.cn” sites and 11.7 percent of “.info” sites that way.

A little more than 5 percent of the sites under the “.com” domain — the world’s most popular — were identified as dangerous.

Download Toolbar Buttons for Internet Explorer

The team has announced an early beta release of the bookmarks extension for Internet Explorer.

This is a good news for all IE user.

Yahoo finally released toolbar / button for Internet Explorer. This software is in beta and works like a charm. There are similarities between this version and the recently released Firefox 3 beta extension — including features such as the Sidebar and Toolbar for quick access to your bookmarks. The extension works on IE 6, IE 7 and IE 8 beta for both XP and Vista. Check out the blog for more information.

Download Toolbar / Buttons

Configure Internet Explorer For Proxy Server

Explains how to configure Internet explorer proxy server settings to browser internet via LAN / WAN web proxy server.

So how do you configure Internet Explorer proxy server settings under Microsoft Windows XP or Vista operating systems? We use squid web proxy server to accelerate user experince. All versions of Microsoft Internet Explore can use a proxy server to connect to the Internet. Proxy server will not just speed up browsing but it will provide additional level of security between your computer and the internet.

Let us see how to configure MS-Internet Explorer to use a proxy server over a Local Area Network (LAN) connection. You need following information before configuring proxy server:

  1. Proxy Server IP address
  2. Proxy Server Port number
  3. Proxy server username and password (optional, but some organization use authentication to secure their server)

Internet Explorer proxy server settings

  1. Fire a web browser i.e. Open IE
  2. Click on the Tools menu
  3. Select Internet Options > Select Connections tab
    Click LAN Settings
  4. Select “Use a proxy server for your LAN” check box
  5. Type the IP address of the proxy server (such as
  6. Type the port number that is used by the proxy server for client connections (by default, 8080 or 3128).
  7. Select the Bypass proxy server for local addresses check box
  8. Click OK > OK to Close the Internet options

Now you can browser the Internet using proxy server.

Domain name sold for USD 2.6 million

Pizza is the name of an oven-baked, flat, usually round bread that is usually covered with tomatoes or a tomato-based sauce and often mozzarella cheese, with other toppings. Pizza is part of my life.

Now, A US man has sold the domain name for $2.6m (£1.3m) – after maintaining the site for just $20 a year since 1994.

=> US man gets $2.6m for domain name (Photo credit mquest)

Cisco Router Display Current Date and Time

You can execute the following command to see the date and time on a Cisco router (this is a Unix-like date command on a Cisco device).

Task: Display the system clock

Use the show clock command in EXEC mode, enter:
show clock
show clock detail
The last example will show the clock source (such as NTP) and the current summer time setting etc.

Task: Set the system clock

To set the time use the following 24 hour time format:
clock set 20:30:13 July 2009
The syntax is as follows:

clock set hh:mm:ss day month year


clock set hh:mm:ss month day year