Category: Updates

Pi-hole FTL v5.2 Released

  Today’s release is mainly to get some much needed changes to FTL out into the wild, including an update of the internal dnsmasq version, however we have a few bug fixes for the core and web components, too.  For core, some improvements have been made to the unsupported OS detection – which should hopefully…
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2020-08-09 0

Pi-hole 5.1 released

As always, we recommend that you read through the release notes and ensure that this update is something you wish to install. Highlights Dark-mode You asked for it, we added it. Dark mode has been an often-requested feature. With Pi-hole v5.1, we finally have an inbuilt dark-mode which can be enabled on the settings page.…
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2020-07-15 0

Pi-hole v5.0 is here!

After a successful beta testing and development period (many thanks to the beta testers!), we are pleased to announce the release of 5.0 for general availability! Important notice There are many fundamental changes between Pi-hole 4.x and 5.0 – as such, this is strictly a one way operation.  Once you move from 4.x to 5.0,…
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2020-05-10 42

Hotfix Release Of Pi-hole v4.2.2

We released two small updates to Core and FTL, which will bump both to version 4.2.2. In the Core codebase, some users experienced crashes if their systems were without libcap support which caused FTLDNS to run as root, later dropping to the unprivileged user pihole. As the shared memory objects used for FTLDNS are created before…
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2019-02-18 0

Pi-hole v4.2 Available With Shared Memory, New Blocking Modes, And More

We’re always happy when we can release a new version of Pi-hole, so today we’re announcing v4.2 of Pi-hole.  Thank you to to our patrons and everyone else who continue to support us.  Along with many other things, we’ve merged in the upstream code from dnsmasq v2.80.  For anyone who doesn’t know, FTLDNS (pihole-FTL) is just…
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2019-02-03 11

Pi-hole v4.1 Is Now Available

We’re very happy to announce the release of v4.1 of Pi-hole. We’d also like to thank our Patrons for their continued support as our project would be very difficult to maintain without your patronage.


2018-12-03 0

Announcing Our RESTful API — Contributions Welcome

In addition to our next gen Web interface, we have been building a new RESTful API.  Until today, this repo has been private, but it is now ready for community feedback and help in maturing it for production. View the API on GitHub One reason for making this public now is that we believe that…
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2018-10-15 6

Pi-hole v4.0 Released With FTLDNS, Improved Blocking Modes, Regex, Docker, and More

We’re very pleased to release Pi-hole v4.0 today, which includes fixes, tweaks, and lots of new stuff, including FTLDNS (special thanks to our beta testers!)  In a sentence, FTLDNS is dnsmasq with Pi-hole’s special sauce baked in. FTLDNS does everything dnsmasq does because it is dnsmasq–just our fork of it.  So all of your existing config files…
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2018-08-06 29

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

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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2018-03-24 26