A pi-hole instance is also acting as the DHCP server in my network. I assigned static IP addresses for some of my devices (eg. an octopi server with Hostname "octopi" and IP address ""). The pi-hole domain name is set to "lan". But when trying to ping "octopi.lan" from my computer (where the pi-hole is set as it's DNS) the name cannot be resolved. Are additional configuration steps necessary?


  • I just found out that the DNS resolution seems to work on my iPhone, but not on my Windows 10 PC.
    – Bruno
    Sep 9, 2021 at 15:10

1 Answer 1


Somehow the problem went away without changing anything - just waiting some hours.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.