Category: Features

FTLDNS and Unbound Combined For Your Own All-Around DNS Solution

How Pi-hole Works Pi-hole acts as a forwarding DNS server, which means if it doesn’t know where a domain is, it has to forward your query to another server that does.  When you install Pi-hole, it knows where the ad-serving domains are (because you tell it), so it doesn’t forward those requests.  But it doesn’t know where legitimate…
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2018-06-09 5

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 17

Block More Ads: IPv6 Support With Pi-hole

Since starting the Pi-hole two years ago, more and more sites have been delivering ads over IPv6.  The Pi-hole now blocks ads on IPv4 and IPv6.  This should immediately improve the effectiveness of the Pi-hole.


2016-01-02 12

Install The Web Interface On An Existing Pi-hole

Update 24/04/16 : Please note this guide is now out-dated, and it is recommended that you use the automated install to install and update pi-hole. If you used the automated install to set up your ad-blocking Pi-hole, it does not install the Web interface (yet) by default.  With a few terminal commands, you can quickly install…
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2015-10-04 0