Pi-hole® started as a humble blog post about how to setup an ad-blocking DNS server on a Raspberry Pi. It then evolved into a glorified shell script that ran the commands needed to set everything up. But it was that post, which Lifehacker picked up and the momentum started from there. The rest is history. Continue reading “5,000 GitHub Stars And 10,000 Redditors: Thank You!”
Hi folks, just a quick post to mention that we’ve pushed a hotfix which should resolve any issues you may have been seeing related to IPv6 blocking.
Full details can be found on the GitHub repo.
Thanks to all those who reported this to us, keep your eyes for a bigger release coming soon™
There may be an issue in a small number of installs running
pihole -up, if you are affected please run the following commands to reset your local repository, this will get you onto 3.1.4 and should fix
pihole -up if it was broken.
sudo rm -rf /etc/.pihole sudo git clone https://github.com/pi-hole/pi-hole /etc/.pihole pihole -r
Using Pi-hole, users have discovered unexpected, strange, or disturbing things happening on their network. In fact, so many things have been discovered (and discussed publicly), that this is our third time posting a list of things people have found happening on their networks. Continue reading “Round 3: What Really Happens On Your Network?”
We spent a long time collecting a list of posts about users who had discovered shocking, interesting, or confusing things happening on their network, which became apparent when using Pi-hole to view the traffic happening on their network on a daily basis.
This post is another collection of these sorts of things and also to showcase that Pi-hole can do more than just block advertisements. Read on to see all the things people discovered on their networks… Continue reading “What Really Happens On Your Network? Redux”
We often get questions like: How many clients can Pi-hole handle? Or will Pi-hole slow my network down? To answer the latter, no. Pi-hole actually makes your network faster. To the former, that will vary based on the hardware specs you give to Pi-hole. We have a few real-life examples that can give you some ideas. Continue reading “How Much Traffic Can Pi-hole Handle?”
If you are planning on giving a speech or presentation on Pi-hole, we’d love to get in contact before you do.
We have seen several people talking about Pi-hole and delivering presentations lately and we’d like to help support these efforts, so if you are planning on doing a presentation, contact us beforehand and we can set you up with some free swag for your audience and maybe more! Continue reading “Giving a presentation on Pi-hole? Contact us first for some goodies and support!”
You may already know that Pi-hole lets you block advertisements for every device that connects to your network without the need for any client-side software. But Pi-hole is very powerful and has several other uses that you may not know about. Continue reading “Seven Things You May Not Know About Pi-hole”
We have released a patch, v3.0.1, for Core and Web to fix a security issue as well as some other fixes and tweaks. Continue reading “Pi-hole 3.0.1 Fixes And Tweaks”
If you have been struggling with a slow Web interface, you’ll love this update. There are plenty of details on this new feature, but if you are a casual user, the only thing you need to know is that it is fast. This release also has some other things you will enjoy. Read on to find out more or check out changes.pi-hole.net. Continue reading “Pi-hole™ 3.0 Is Here Featuring Our New FTL Engine”