Author: telekrmor

PSA: Issue With Pi-hole, DoH, and dnsmasq

[UPDATE: 2018-04-18: 05:51] The latest version of FTLDNS (vDev-3656ba2) now fixes this issue.  We have modified it to spawn child processes for handling individual TCP queries.  By this, Netflix (or any other application) shouldn’t be able to claim the resolver for itself, thus solving the issue. If you have been beta testing FTLDNS, and want to…
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2018-04-08 4

Pi-hole User Survey

The survey is now complete.  Thanks to those who contributed. Pi-hole has grown far beyond what any of us could have imagined.  As Pi-hole continues to evolve, we are looking at what Pi-hole is and if it’s meeting the demands of the market.  An experienced product manager has been helping us and has put together…
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2018-04-03 6

Help Us Beta Test FTLDNS

In case you missed it, FTLDNS™ is Pi-hole’s Faster Than Light (FTL) daemon combined with a DNS/DHCP server (our fork of dnsmasq).  So instead of installing dnsmasq as a dependency, we will be distributing all services in a single binary.  This will allow us to hook into dnsmasq‘s functionality at a code- level, as well…
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2018-03-24 55

Happy Pi Day! Celebrate By Helping Us With Pi-hole Stickers

More and more of you have been asking if we sell Pi-hole stickers.  At the moment, we don’t because our volunteers are already strapped for time developing the project.  But you can help us change that by upvoting our sticker on Unixstickers.com.


2018-03-14 1

FTLDNS: Pi-hole’s Own DNS/DHCP server

What Is FTLDNS™? In a sentence, FTLDNS™ is dnsmasq blended with Pi-hole’s special sauce.  We bring the two pieces of software closer together while maintaining maximum compatibility with any updates Simon adds to dnsmasq. The Problems We have used dnsmasq as our DNS/DHCP server since Pi-hole began.  However, as the project has grown and evolved, we reached…
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2018-02-22 16

Pi-hole v3.3 Released: It’s “Extra” Special

Update 2018-02-20 18:05 Hi All, After a few days of pulling out our hair and troubleshooting this whitelisting issue that some of you have reported, we’re finally getting to the bottom of it. The good news is, whitelisting is not completely broken. You can still whitelist domains from the cli with no issues by calling…
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2018-02-14 31

Why Some Pages Load Slow When Using Pi-hole And How To Fix It (for versions < v4.0)

Pi-hole can make your network run faster, however, there are certain situations where Webpages will take a very long time to load (10-60 seconds or more).  There are several reasons behind this–most of which can be remedied.  This post explain the technical reasons why you may experience slow load times and provides solutions for them.


2018-02-02 12

Pi-hole Web Interface: The Next Generation

We have been working on a new Web interface for Pi-hole (referenced internally as Next Gen Admin or NGAdmin).  The existing interface built off of AdminLTE has served us well, but we have grown beyond the capabilities of an existing template.  We’re also looking to implement an HTTP API. This new interface is open source and we welcome…
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2018-01-13 18

Pi-hole Is Open Source: Consume, Contribute, Or Both?

Pi-hole is a great project for all experience levels–both as a piece of software to consume and as an open source project you can contribute to.  Whether you just started getting interested in software and want to learn how to program or contribute to an open source project; or you have been a life-long tinkerer…
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2018-01-11 0

What Really Happens On Your Network? Part 6

Using Pi-hole, there doesn’t seem to be any shortage of people discovering strange, worrisome, or surprising things happening on their network.  Take a look through our latest compilation of these discoveries from around the Internet.


2018-01-08 0