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. Continue reading “5,000 GitHub Stars And 10,000 Redditors: Thank You!”
Using Pi-hole, users have discovered unexpected, strange, or disturbing things happening on their network. In fact, so many things have been discovered (and discussed publicly), that this is our third time posting a list of things people have found happening on their networks. Continue reading “Round 3: What Really Happens On Your Network?”
We spent a long time collecting a list of posts about users who had discovered shocking, interesting, or confusing things happening on their network, which became apparent when using Pi-hole to view the traffic happening on their network on a daily basis.
This post is another collection of these sorts of things and also to showcase that Pi-hole can do more than just block advertisements. Read on to see all the things people discovered on their networks… Continue reading “What Really Happens On Your Network? Redux”
We often get questions like: How many clients can Pi-hole handle? Or will Pi-hole slow my network down? To answer the latter, no. Pi-hole actually makes your network faster. To the former, that will vary based on the hardware specs you give to Pi-hole. We have a few real-life examples that can give you some ideas. Continue reading “How Much Traffic Can Pi-hole Handle?”
You may already know that Pi-hole lets you block advertisements for every device that connects to your network without the need for any client-side software. But Pi-hole is very powerful and has several other uses that you may not know about. Continue reading “Seven Things You May Not Know About Pi-hole”
[UPDATE]: Sold out, but check out our new Swag Store!
Many of you have been asking for these, so we thought we would try and see if a limited run of them would sell (if they don’t then the dev team will have a new wardrobe 😉).
The t-shirts we are selling are made of a very comfortable tri-blend of materials. It doesn’t feel like a cheap, generic shirt; it’s one you could wear all day. They also have some nice tear-away tags that don’t ruin the collar. Continue reading “Get Your Pi-hole T-shirt While Supplies Last”
What really happens on your network? Does it come to life when you leave for work? Are there devices connecting to the Internet that you don’t know about? Let’s take a look. Continue reading “What Really Happens On Your Network? Find Out With Pi-hole”
Without you, our users, Pi-hole wouldn’t exist, so thank you! As w e have been getting more and more user’s of Pi-hole, we have seen increased support requests. We’re happy to help, but many of your questions have probably already been answered. Here are a few guidelines to help us and you get things working. Continue reading “How To Contact The Pi-hole Development Team For Support”
We use tricorder.pi-hole.net to store debug logs (for 24 hours) from users. Somewhere in the anti-matter containment field we’ve hidden an Easter Egg for you to (try to) find. Continue reading “Crack Our Medical Tricorder, Win A Raspberry Pi 3”
It is possible to use your Pi-hole remotely for ad-blocking on-the-go. We don’t have a guide on this process for several reasons, which you will read about below.
It’s been challenging to keep up because the project is growing larger then any of us ever imagined. And because each member of the Pi-hole dev team has a full-time job; we just work on this project in our free time, so it’s your donations that keep us motivated. Those donations have also allowed us to grow from a team of one, to a team of five. It’s not enough to live off, but it gives some some incentive to keep trying. Continue reading “Tips For Accessing Your Pi-hole Remotely”