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Setting up Pi-hole

Discussion in 'Linux & Open Source' started by NoNameNoNumber, 5 Nov 2016.

  1. DIABLO

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: N.Devon

    Mine seems to use the primary and secondary in almost equal amounts.
     
  2. bledd

    Don

    Joined: 21 Oct 2002

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    Location: Parts Unknown

    Remember to run this every now and again..

    pihole -up

    this will update it to the latest version.



    On a side note, mine seems to be failing to download the mirror1.malwaredomains.com list at the moment.
     
  3. Buffalo2102

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Jun 2004

    Posts: 1,261

    Yes, I've been having the same issue.
     
  4. Rilot

    Don

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 21,090

    Location: Wargrave, UK

    Just set up pi-hole on a B+ I had kicking around in a drawer. Nice little piece of software indeed.
     
  5. bledd

    Don

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    Resolved now, must have been down their end.
     
  6. Steveocee

    Soldato

    Joined: 5 Nov 2011

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    Location: Derbyshire

    Wasn't aware of this until now. Going to stick it onto my Ubuntu VM at home and then onto a Pi at my mums (spend a lot of time there).

    Hope it works as well as it looks!
     
  7. Steveocee

    Soldato

    Joined: 5 Nov 2011

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    Location: Derbyshire

    So I got it up and running with minimal fuss on my VM for the home network. Quite happy with it so far.

    1 point to notice is that I had a slight issue with it not working at first at I'd previously been using Bind9 as a cacheing nameserver of which the interface showed up as working but deeper in the logs dnsmasq couldn't start due to bind9 already using the IP.
    Easily remedied by removing bind and then it's jumped into life.

    Oddly when there "should" be an add I feel on something like Youtube it feels like it takes a second or 2 to do it's thing but I'd rather that than watch a 5-15 second video I don't care about.
    Certainly much cleaner web pages.
     
  8. arty

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 6,679

    Location: Cambridge

    I get this too. At a guess I'd say it's the YouTube ad code timing out, but I haven't looked into it. It might be monkey-patchable with an extension...
     
  9. Kol

    Capodecina

    Joined: 8 Jan 2003

    Posts: 14,003

    Location: London

    Had mine running perfectly on a Pi 1, but shifted over to a Pi 2 and also run openvpn on there which I'm generally connected to 90% the time when out- all my mobile browsing is ad free too now. Ace!
     
  10. Etheco

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 22 Jun 2012

    Posts: 1,042

    I need to get this booted up on to a Docker on my home server, Just got to make sure it plays nicely with my front end proxy.
     
  11. lmfy2k

    Soldato

    Joined: 12 Feb 2004

    Posts: 6,970

    Location: Manchester

    Had an old little 1ghz netbook that's not in use any more. Installed lubuntu on it and pi hole. Works very well.

    I have my router name severs set to opendns from before so get best of both worlds.
     
  12. EYEREX

    Mobster

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    Location: South London

    Looks like they have added a few new features like DNSSEC not sure what it does but i got a thumbs up :D

    [​IMG]
     
  13. bledd

    Don

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    2.12 came out yesterday.
     
  14. mushtafa

    Mobster

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    Location: West Sussex, UK

    Cheapest place to buy a complete/everything included Pi?
     
  15. Feek

    Commissario

    Joined: 16 Oct 2002

    Posts: 234,212

    Location: In the radio shack

    Before Christmas, Amazon were doing the Pi3 starter kit for £42. I bought two of them, wish I'd had a couple more as that deal has gone up to £50 now.

    This will run perfectly well on a Pi Zero although the web interface is a bit of a pain on the zero but you really don't need to use that for anything.

    Pimoroni

    [​IMG]

    This gets you a complete setup for fractionally more than the cost of a bare Pi3. The shipping on my order was £2.50.

    I got my zero, case and adapter from them, the order turned up very quickly and I've had no problems with any of it. The case is a little fiddely to assemble and you need to partially take it apart to put the SD card in but it's really a case of do it all and then forget about it.
     
  16. neodude

    Mobster

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    Location: West Lothian

    Any reason for me to be using this instead of SquidGuard? Or are they pretty similar?
     
  17. Feek

    Commissario

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    Location: In the radio shack

    Looks similar except the Pi-hole appears much easier to set up.
     
  18. neodude

    Mobster

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    Location: West Lothian

    Well my Squidguard is already set up, so you don't get much easier than that :)
     
  19. KIA

    Man of Honour

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    This is great for older iOS devices that can't run an adblocker. :p
     
  20. mushtafa

    Mobster

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    Location: West Sussex, UK

    Cheers! I'll have a look.