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Our Patreon Project Is Live With Fun Rewards

Become a Patron! Our Patreon page is up and ready.  You can support our project in exchange for some rewards.  If you have feedback on the reward levels let us know but we hope you like what we’ve put together for you!


2018-05-29 15

Coins, Patreon Feedback Round 2, Plus Our Fundraiser

Separate from Patreon: Collectable Coins Will Be For Sale These are 2 inch metal coins with color and texture.  Only 300 have been made (seven of which have gone to the developers) and each one has a sequential number printed on it. If these are a success, we will be designing and selling more coins, but…
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2018-05-28 0

How To Get Support For Pi-hole In 2018

Pi-hole has grown quite a bit since we last explained how to get support for our software, but our official support forums remain true: Discourse GitHub Reddit Twitter These are the four areas where we offer official support.  You may see us around in some other places on the Web, but the above four areas…
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2018-05-22 0

NXDOMAIN And Null Blocking With FTLDNS

Pi-hole has traditionally returned a blank HTML page in place of advertisements.  An alternative method is to return NXDOMAIN—no such domain.  This is a behaviour you asked us to implement and we have listened. To use it, you’ll need to be running the FTLDNS beta (pihole -up if you’re already on it): echo “FTLDNS” | sudo…
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2018-05-18 16

Patreon Coming Soon: Your Feedback Requested

We’re launching a Patreon page soon, which allows you to get rewards for supporting us.  Take a look at this explainer video if you are unfamiliar with it. We want your feedback on the reward levels.  Please let us know what you like, what you don’t, or what you like to see. $1/month Patron Flair…
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2018-05-14 2

Blocking via regex now available in FTLDNS

We have implemented GNU Extended Regular Expressions for blocking domains into FTLDNS (as used by popular tools such as egrep (or grep -E …), awk, and emacs). To try it, you need to be participating in the FTLDNS beta test (see here for more details).  This is a new feature and we invite you to…
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2018-04-24 10

Results of the Pi-hole User Survey

Staying Free Pi-hole will remain free in both meanings of the word: free of charge and open source.  We know the survey spooked many of your fears and you may have considered several worst case scenarios.  We heard you loud and clear, you don’t want us to charge money for Pi-hole and we won’t. In it’s…
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2018-04-18 8

PSA: Issue With Pi-hole, DoH, and dnsmasq

[UPDATE: 2018-04-18: 05:51] The latest version of FTLDNS (vDev-3656ba2) now fixes this issue.  We have modified it to spawn child processes for handling individual TCP queries.  By this, Netflix (or any other application) shouldn’t be able to claim the resolver for itself, thus solving the issue. If you have been beta testing FTLDNS, and want to…
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2018-04-08 3

Pi-hole User Survey

The survey is now complete.  Thanks to those who contributed. Pi-hole has grown far beyond what any of us could have imagined.  As Pi-hole continues to evolve, we are looking at what Pi-hole is and if it’s meeting the demands of the market.  An experienced product manager has been helping us and has put together…
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2018-04-03 3

Help Us Beta Test FTLDNS

In case you missed it, FTLDNS™ is Pi-hole’s Faster Than Light (FTL) daemon combined with a DNS/DHCP server (our fork of dnsmasq).  So instead of installing dnsmasq as a dependency, we will be distributing all services in a single binary.  This will allow us to hook into dnsmasq‘s functionality at a code- level, as well…
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