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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:22 pm    Post subject: Pi-Hole on a Raspberry Pi 3 Reply with quote

I just found out (yes I realize I'm late to the game) about Pi-Hole for the Raspberry Pi 3. I bought all my gear and set it up last night. I'm now blocking 5,585,960 advertising domains happily for every device on my home network. It's working really well so far (only about 12 hours use though, so VERY VERY TINY data set so far). If you haven't looked into it I recommend it highly.

For the low cost of the hardware and the low power draw I feel that the physical Pi solution is better for my application than virtualizing an instance -- but your mileage may vary and keep in mind that option as well.

The web interface is very straightforward and allows adding a domain individually or it also allows adding entire lists that are readily available using a single url to a text file.

All just FYI. Information I wish I had found earlier.

On a just silly coincidence note my friend pointed out to me that I ordered my first Raspberry Pi hardware on Pi day (March 14th).

Cheers!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks to me like a very, very complicated way to set up a hosts-file.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's what I thought at first too -- until I realized that it is one hosts file for every network connected device in my home. Including guests in my home who connect to my WiFi.

It's really not all that complicated anyway. Took me about ~40 minutes first time through while learning how to do it. I could knock one out in ~15 minutes again now that I know what I'm doing. The hardware I purchased was ~$60.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use pihole (in a docker container) but the problem are exceptions, some websites no longer works and it is not easy disable it for a specific domain only, also ebay is problematic.

privacybadger+ublockorigin works better for me, and it is easy to bypass the block for a website or even only for a request.

Only the tv and the nas use pihole for dns :-)
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

79% blocked requests within the last 24-hours. No limited functionality I can see.
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