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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 queried.  While…
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2017-11-26 0

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 outside the…
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2017-10-04 0

Pi-hole Will Be Participating In Hacktoberfest

If you’re interested in winning a free t-shirt from DigitalOcean (who is teaming up with GitHub to run the promotion), you need to make 4 pull requests in the month of October to any public repo.  We have tagged several issues on our repos with the hacktoberfest label, if you are you interested in quickly seeing…
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2017-09-29 0

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!


2017-09-12 0

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 of post.…
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2017-09-01 1

A Security Reminder When Installing Pi-hole

Please do not download Pi-hole from any other sources except: https://pi-hole.net  and https://github.com/pi-hole/pi-hole  Other sites are not us so please watch what you type and make sure you enter the correct domain.  We do not partner with anyone else; pi-hole.net and our GitHub repo are the only places we distribute software from.  


2017-08-15 0

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.


2017-08-14 3

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 adblock@pi-hole.net.  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 share your pictures…
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2017-08-04 0

Show Us Your Pi-hole®; Win A Raspberry Pi (3 Models Available)

Despite the dirty title this blog post has, we think it would be fun to see how you have your Pi-hole® setup, so we have the following to give away: Raspberry Pi Zero Raspberry Pi ZeroW Raspberry Pi 3 If you’d like a chance to win one, submit to us a picture of how you are using your Pi-hole.


2017-07-29 14

5,000 GitHub Stars And 10,000 Redditors: Thank You!

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.


2017-07-20 1