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Pi-hole 4.3 Now Available

Today, we’re pleased to announce the release of Pi-hole 4.3! Thank you to to our patrons and everyone else who continue to support us. Highlights Network Information Table We have added a new page to the web interface which displays some enhanced information about the devices on your network. Fixes And Tweaks Improved support for…
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2019-05-18 11

Hotfix Release Of Pi-hole v4.2.2

We released two small updates to Core and FTL, which will bump both to version 4.2.2. In the Core codebase, some users experienced crashes if their systems were without libcap support which caused FTLDNS to run as root, later dropping to the unprivileged user pihole. As the shared memory objects used for FTLDNS are created before…
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2019-02-18 3

Pi-hole v4.2 Available With Shared Memory, New Blocking Modes, And More

We’re always happy when we can release a new version of Pi-hole, so today we’re announcing v4.2 of Pi-hole.  Thank you to to our patrons and everyone else who continue to support us.  Along with many other things, we’ve merged in the upstream code from dnsmasq v2.80.  For anyone who doesn’t know, FTLDNS (pihole-FTL) is just…
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2019-02-03 15

Pi-hole Operations Spotlight: Jacob Salmela

Jacob Salmela is the original creator of Pi-hole and continues to work on it to this day.  Below is a summary of things. Name: Jacob Salmela Location: Minneapolis, MN Current full time job: Systems Engineer Current computer: Space gray 2017 MacBook Pro, 16GB RAM Hours spent on Pi-hole per week: 5-30 Favorite Linux command or…
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2019-01-30 6

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 2

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 5

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