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Pi-hole FTL v5.6 released

Another release so soon after v5.5(.1) was released? Yes! FTL v5.5(.1) brought you the bleeding-edge dnsmasq v2.83 and our attentive users have quickly reported an issue with queries for the same domain coming from different network sockets. The updated dnsmasq has a new feature to group queries that need to be forwarded so only one…
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2021-01-27 0

Pi-hole FTL v5.5 released – UPDATE TODAY

In September 2020, the JSOF Research Lab discovered seven security vulnerabilities in dnsmasq. They named the set of vulnerabilities dnspooq. We’ve been in contact with them and, over the last couple of weeks, we’ve partnered and worked closely with Cisco, Red Hat and, Simon Kelley (the maintainer of dnsmasq) [the order of mentioning does not…
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2021-01-19 10

Pi-hole Core v5.2.3, Web v5.3 and FTL v5.4 released!

A new year, a new release! Before running pihole -up to update, make sure you’ve read over the release notes below to ensure there’s nothing that would stop you from upgrading. Pi-hole docker containers will be updated in due course… (before anyone asks “Where’s the Docker update??”)  Update: Docker containers now tagged at :v5.4 Core:…
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2021-01-15 21

Pi-hole Core/Web v5.2.2 and FTL v5.3.4 released!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…. No shiny new features for you this time, but fixes for bugs identified since the last version, and a few tweaks here and there. Full details below. As ever, before running pihole -up to update, make sure you’ve read over the release notes to ensure there’s nothing…
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2020-12-24 8

Pi-hole Core/Web v5.2.1 and FTL v5.3.2 released!

They say Pi-hole releases are like London buses.. you don’t see one for ages, and then they all come at once! Mostly just bugfixes in this release, no new features. Core: Don’t delete entries including and greater than PIHOLE_DNS_10 on update/repair #3874 (@PromoFaux) Fix “Never forward non-FQDNs” checkbox #3887 (@DL6ER) Fix processing of CONDITIONAL_FORWARDING_REVERSE #3882 (@PromoFaux ) Fix debugger stripping content it shouldn’t #3892 (@DL6ER) Exit…
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2020-12-02 2

Pi-hole Core/Web v5.2 and FTL v5.3 released!

As always, please read through the changelog before updating with pihole -up. If you have any issues with the web interface after updating. Highlights Upgrade RegEx engine #815 Adding approximate matching (catch URL typos), back-references, more character classes for bracket expressions, type-specific filtering (e.g. regex only for type AAAA queries), and more. See this Discourse discussion for further details. Analyze…
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2020-11-28 9

Pi-hole FTL v5.2 Released

  Today’s release is mainly to get some much needed changes to FTL out into the wild, including an update of the internal dnsmasq version, however we have a few bug fixes for the core and web components, too.  For core, some improvements have been made to the unsupported OS detection – which should hopefully…
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2020-08-09 0

Pi-hole 5.1 released

As always, we recommend that you read through the release notes and ensure that this update is something you wish to install. Highlights Dark-mode You asked for it, we added it. Dark mode has been an often-requested feature. With Pi-hole v5.1, we finally have an inbuilt dark-mode which can be enabled on the settings page.…
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2020-07-15 0

Pi-hole v5.0 is here!

After a successful beta testing and development period (many thanks to the beta testers!), we are pleased to announce the release of 5.0 for general availability! Important notice There are many fundamental changes between Pi-hole 4.x and 5.0 – as such, this is strictly a one way operation.  Once you move from 4.x to 5.0,…
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2020-05-10 42

Pi-hole, COVID-19 and a special Easter gift

Like you, we’ve been thinking a lot about the current global COVID-19 pandemic. During the Beta testing period, many of us were unaffected by this outbreak, but as the effects have intensified around the world, it has got a bit tougher for us to work on some things due to restrictions that have come up…
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2020-04-12 1