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Pi-hole FTL v5.16, Web v5.13 and Core v5.11.1 released

As always, please read through the changelog before updating with pihole -up. (A new tag for docker image will arrive shortly.) Pi-hole FTL changes: What’s Changed Check struct sizes on the CI instead of during compile-time by @DL6ER in #1329 Add query type “Blocked (special domain)” by @DL6ER in #1338 Fix for theoretical one byte buffer overflow by @DL6ER in #1342 Log reply forcing…
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2022-07-07 2

Pi-hole FTL v5.15, Web v5.12 and Core v5.10 released

As always, please read through the changelog before updating with pihole -up. (A new tag for docker image will arrive shortly.) Pi-hole FTL changes: What’s Changed Fix negative “others” in Upstream Servers pie chart by @DL6ER in #1305 Update SQLite to v3.38.0 by @DL6ER in #1307 Reload blocking mode independently of incoming queries by @DL6ER in #1310 Replace reference to hard-coded default GCinterval value…
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2022-04-20 5

Pi-hole FTL v5.14, Web v5.11 and Core v5.9 released

As always, please read through the changelog before updating with pihole -up. (A new tag for docker image will arrive shortly.) Pi-hole FTL changes: What’s Changed Update Sqlite3 engine to 3.37.2 by @DL6ER in #1276 Enable history and auto-completion for embedded SQLite3 engine by @DL6ER in #1282 Optimize queries table by @DL6ER in #1255 Use embedded SQLite3 engine for the tests by @DL6ER in #1283 Add others…
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2022-02-12 4

Pi-hole FTL v5.13, Web v5.10 and Core v5.8 released

As always, please read through the changelog before updating with pihole -up. (A new tag for docker image will arrive shortly.) Pi-hole FTL changes: What’s Changed Add human-readable table output mode by @DL6ER in #1262 Return DNS port on “>dns-port” telnet command by @DL6ER in #1264 Fix cache statistics by @DL6ER in #1267 Sync master -> development by @DL6ER in #1266 Improve Linux capabilities check by @DL6ER in #1270 Update…
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2022-01-05 0

Pi-hole FTL v5.12, Web v5.9 and Core v5.7 released

As always, please read through the changelog before updating with pihole -up. (A new tag for docker image will arrive shortly.) Pi-hole FTL changes: What’s Changed Extend pihole -vv by @DL6ER in #1229 Print FTL version when calling the built in sqlite function only in interactive mode by @yubiuser in #1226 Compute reply time also for queries which failed upstream by @DL6ER in #1234…
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2021-12-22 3

Understanding DNSSEC validation using Pi-hole’s Query Log

The Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) is an Internet standard that adds security mechanisms to the Domain Name System (DNS). It ensures both the authenticity and integrity of the DNS data. From FTL v5.9 on, Pi-hole shows and analyzes the internally generated DNSSEC queries needed to build the chain-to-trust. This feature is enabled by…
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2021-12-12 7

Pi-hole FTL v5.11, Web v5.8 and Core v5.6 released

As always, please read through the changelog before updating with pihole -up. (A new tag for docker image will arrive shortly.) Pi-hole FTL changes: Prevent race collisions when parsing FTL config file #1222 Fix incorrect response times for complex CNAMEs #1213 Improve CI tests #1212 Ensure compatibility with alpine 3.13+ #1210 Support dynamic linking as fallback #1204 (thanks @pemensik) Add PIHOLE_PTR=HOSTNAMEFQDN option #1202 Tweak rate-limiting #1199…
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2021-10-23 0

Pi-hole and OPNsense

Using OPNsense DHCP with Pi-hole network ad-blocking One of the lesser known features of Pi-hole is the ability to see MAC and IP addresses from external servers. This feature was added in FTL version 5.3 and lets you set up external services that can send EDNS0 Client Subnet information with queries. We’ll look at how…
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2021-09-30 0

Pi-hole FTL v5.10.1, Web v5.7 and Core v5.5 released

As always, please read through the changelog before updating with pihole -up. A new tag for docker image will arrive shortly. Highlights Changes in the embedded dnsmasq-v2.87rc1: Fix crash if combining server=/domain/# is combined with address=/domain/1.2.3.4(issue reported by Pi-hole) Add all defined RR types to the table of type names used for query logging (Pi-hole…
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2021-09-29 4

Pi-hole FTL v5.9, Web v5.6 and Core v5.4 released

As always, please read through the changelog before updating with pihole -up. After a successful beta round, we are excited to announce that the next version(s) of Pi-hole are now available in the main branches! A great big “Thank You” to all those who not only tested the beta, but actively reported back with any…
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2021-09-11 8