Author: telekrmor

The Pi-hole 2018 Retrospective

2018 went by fast for the Pi-hole team.  We though it would be fun to share some interesting facts from this year. We had four official releases of Pi-hole, moving from v.3.2.1 to v4.1.2 We had 99.9668% uptime for internal and external services We had over 22k posts on our user forums the majority of…
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2018-12-31 3

Pi-hole Operations: A New Series About How We Work And Maintain The Pi-hole Project

A lot of work goes into developing and maintaining Pi-hole.  We thought many of you might be interested in how we do just that.  We have a lot of different technologies and some amazing talent that helps keep the project alive.  We also thought it would be fun for the community to get to know us…
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2018-12-30 1

Pi-hole v4.1 Is Now Available

We’re very happy to announce the release of v4.1 of Pi-hole. We’d also like to thank our Patrons for their continued support as our project would be very difficult to maintain without your patronage.


2018-12-03 4

Pi-hole As A Snapcraft Package

Jacob Salmela recently went to the Snapcraft Summit in London and worked with Alan Pope for a few days to attempt to make Pi-hole installable via snap.  They made some progress, but it’s not quite functional enough to publish in the Snap Store.  To that end, we wanted to make the repo public to see if…
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2018-11-29 0

Announcing Our RESTful API — Contributions Welcome

In addition to our next gen Web interface, we have been building a new RESTful API.  Until today, this repo has been private, but it is now ready for community feedback and help in maturing it for production. View the API on GitHub One reason for making this public now is that we believe that…
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2018-10-15 5

What Really Happens On Your Network? Part Eight

Just last week, we had a post of things people have discovered happening on their networks.  But there is no shortage of these types of posts, so here is another collection of them or you can read previous iterations of these type of posts. Part one: What Really Happens On Your Network? Part two: What…
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2018-09-19 0

What Really Happens On Your Network? Part Seven

We’re back with the latest iteration of users discovering things on their network via Pi-hole.  This post is a compilation of things users have discovered over the past year.  Some were bad, some were interesting, and some were enlightening.  This isn’t the first time we’ve written a post like this, but we will try to go…
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2018-09-14 0

Mitigate A New CERT Vulnerability (#598349) With An Entry In /etc/hosts

There is a new CERT vulnerability that can leave you vulnerable to a Man-in-the-Middle attack.  You can mitigate this vulnerability today by adding these two lines to your /etc/hosts file: 0.0.0.0 wpad wpad.example.com :: wpad wpad.example.com example.com is a stand in for your local domain.  So replace example.com with whatever your local domain is. The essence of this vulnerability…
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2018-09-10 25

Pi-hole v4.0 Released With FTLDNS, Improved Blocking Modes, Regex, Docker, and More

We’re very pleased to release Pi-hole v4.0 today, which includes fixes, tweaks, and lots of new stuff, including FTLDNS (special thanks to our beta testers!)  In a sentence, FTLDNS is dnsmasq with Pi-hole’s special sauce baked in. FTLDNS does everything dnsmasq does because it is dnsmasq–just our fork of it.  So all of your existing config files…
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2018-08-06 32

FTLDNS and Unbound Combined For Your Own All-Around DNS Solution

How Pi-hole Works Pi-hole acts as a forwarding DNS server, which means if it doesn’t know where a domain is, it has to forward your query to another server that does.  When you install Pi-hole, it knows where the ad-serving domains are (because you tell it), so it doesn’t forward those requests.  But it doesn’t know where legitimate…
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2018-06-09 5