Category: Random

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.

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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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.

That Time We DDoSed GitHub

It was purely unintentional, but we did disrupt GitHub’s service not long after releasing v3.2 of Pi-hole. We received a letter from GitHub explaining that our software was querying their API too often and was disrupting their service. So we didn’t really DDoS them, but there was enough of an impact to show up on…
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Part 5: What Really Happens On Your Network?

Pi-hole is known for ad-blocking, but it’s capable of more than you might know. This post is the fifth iteration of a collection of public posts where people have discovered weird or strange things happening on their networks thanks to Pi-hole. Since Pi-hole is a DNS server, it can keep track of which domains are…
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A Security Note About Your Pi-hole Logs

It has come to our attention that there are third parties asking you to upload your Pi-hole logs to them. This is not something we recommend, condone, or otherwise find in any way acceptable. We have designed Pi-hole to help maintain your privacy by blocking advertisements/trackers, and the act of providing your logs to anyone…
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Recurring Donations, Updated Merchandise, And Presentations

We love our community of users and we try our best to implement the things you request of us. Many of you have been asking if you can set up recurring donations to our project. The answer is now yes!

Part 4: What Really Happens On Your Network?

As Pi-hole’s userbase has grown, so have the posts about people discovering interesting, perplexing, and nefarious things happening on their network. While Pi-hole doesn’t provide deep insight into the traffic in your network, it’s great for a high-level overview of the sites/domains being visited on your network. This is the fourth iteration of this type…
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Winners Of The “Show Us Your Pi-hole” Contest

We received many submissions to the contest and we have chosen our favorites. Below are the three winners.

Saturday Is The Last Day To “Show Us Your Pi-hole”

Tomorrow is the last day to send pictures of your Pi-hole setup to We’ll be choosing three winners by picking our favorite pictures. The top three will receive either a Raspberry Pi 3, a Raspberry Pi Zero, or a Raspberry Pi Zero Wireless. We’ll contact the winners via email and ask if we can…
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