Category: Updates

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 13

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 5

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 5

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 32

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 12

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 55

FTLDNS: Pi-hole’s Own DNS/DHCP server

What Is FTLDNS™? In a sentence, FTLDNS™ is dnsmasq blended with Pi-hole’s special sauce.  We bring the two pieces of software closer together while maintaining maximum compatibility with any updates Simon adds to dnsmasq. The Problems We have used dnsmasq as our DNS/DHCP server since Pi-hole began.  However, as the project has grown and evolved, we reached…
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2018-02-22 16

Pi-hole v3.3 Released: It’s “Extra” Special

Update 2018-02-20 18:05 Hi All, After a few days of pulling out our hair and troubleshooting this whitelisting issue that some of you have reported, we’re finally getting to the bottom of it. The good news is, whitelisting is not completely broken. You can still whitelist domains from the cli with no issues by calling…
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2018-02-14 31

Pi-hole Web Interface: The Next Generation

We have been working on a new Web interface for Pi-hole (referenced internally as Next Gen Admin or NGAdmin).  The existing interface built off of AdminLTE has served us well, but we have grown beyond the capabilities of an existing template.  We’re also looking to implement an HTTP API. This new interface is open source and we welcome…
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2018-01-13 18

Pi-hole v3.2.1 Released With Lots Of Fixes

v3.2 was one of our biggest releases but many of you found bugs and issues we didn’t.  We have fixed the DNS resolution is currently unavailable issue, the settings page not working on some systems, the FTL version not showing correctly, as well as many more.  Just run pihole -up to install the update and…
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2017-12-22 4