NXDOMAIN And Null Blocking With FTLDNS

Pi-hole has traditionally returned a blank HTML page in place of advertisements.  An alternative method is to return NXDOMAINno such domain.  This is a behaviour you asked us to implement and we have listened.

To use it, you’ll need to be running the FTLDNS beta (pihole -up if you’re already on it):

echo "FTLDNS" | sudo tee /etc/pihole/ftlbranch
pihole checkout core FTLDNS 
pihole checkout web FTLDNS

You can also checkout the development branches, but if you want the most up-to-date code, use the FTLDNS branches.

Once you’ve checked out on the new branches,  you need to add this to /etc/pihole/pihole-FTL.conf(note you may need to create this file if it does not exist)




depending on which method you prefer and then restart FTLDNS (pihole-FTL) to apply the change

sudo service pihole-FTL restart

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Patreon Coming Soon: Your Feedback Requested

We’re launching a Patreon page soon, which allows you to get rewards for supporting us.  Take a look at this explainer video if you are unfamiliar with it.

We want your feedback on the reward levels.  Please let us know what you like, what you don’t, or what you like to see.

$1/month Patron Flair

We’ll flair your user on Discourse or Reddit as a Patron of Pi-hole and you have our thanks.

$3/month Insider Information

Get access to our Patron only posts.  We’ll discuss things here before releasing them to the general public.

$10/month Sticker-of-the-month Club

Get a new sheet of 24 stickers every month.

$15/month Mug-of-the-month Club

Each month, we’ll ship out a mug with a new Pi-hole inspired design on it.

Also Available…

We have around 300 custom-made, 2 inch Pi-hole coins, sequenced and everything.  They are dual-sided, colored and look very nice.  If these sell out, we could possibly do a coin-of-the-month club as well.  But for now, there is only one style coin available.

The proceeds from selling these coins will go towards our fundraising goal.

One-time funding goal for developing full time, faster updates, faster bug fixes, quicker support response times, more features, more platforms natively supported…

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