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Pi-hole is a collection of scripts to enable network-based blocking of advertisements.

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Can't reach OpenVPN server over the internet

I'm struggling since quite some time to get my OpenVPN Server running on my raspberry-pi which already has PiHole running on it. The TLS key negotiation times out after 60 seconds and I don't know why....
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Client is using both local DNS server and router as DNS server [duplicate]

Setup in my home network: Router (brand "fritzbox") with a local DNS server (Pi with PiHole). The router not only provides the IP of the local DNS server but is also setup to connect itself ...
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How can I speed up page loading times with Brave browser and pi-hole?

I notice that the combination of Brave browser and a pi-hole slowed down several pages such that I have to wait 20-30 seconds before the page is loaded and usable. I tried the following to identify ...
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Does a router use a separate DNS for DHCP requests when using a Pi-hole?

I am setting up a Pi-hole on my home network. My router has two locations which list an option to set a DNS. By default, one of these spaces is filled with the address of the router itself (192.168.1....
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How to get Big Sur to respect local PiHole DNS configuration

I have a service running on a static IP within my LAN and PiHole specifies a domain name for that IP address. For example, my.server.com === 192.168.1.10. Prior to Big Sur, this worked fine. Now, ...
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Connect PiHole with OpenVPN server to internal OpenVPN client

The expected result is that the Server processes a connection and then transfers it through to the Client. However the PiHole is setup as according to the official guide. I can connect and manage to ...
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Block devices on wifi after certain period of usage {Pihole, Rpi, Google Wifi}

I am trying to block access of a couple of devices on my wifi network once they exceed a fixed usage quota - e.g.: kids fire stick TV blocks after 1 hour of usage. I am using google wifi and there is ...
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Which application initiates network requests? Local DNS reports reqs to non-existing domains. [wireshark, macos, dns]

Summary: I see dozens of requests to non-existing domains and I suspect it slows down my network. Can't find the source. Full description: I use pihole as a DNS server, and both Wireshark and Little ...
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Google Wifi + PiHole: Redirecting DNS requests

Current setup involves 3 mesh google wifi devices + 1 Raspberry PI 1 B model running pihole. Most of the time it runs fines as it is, but I've noticed some devices (i.e. Chromebooks, chromecasts, etc) ...
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How to reset ssh password for pi hole?

I have a pi hole and I forgot the password to ssh into it. I have the password for the pi hole admin console and I have the physical pi hole. Is there any alternative short of re-installing the ...
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WG Server + OpenVPN Client + PiHole = Just won't work

Forgive me for posting about the same old topic but I've just about given up on this project. I'm a noob at Debian so please bear with me. I've exhausted pretty much every thread on this subject but I ...
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Pi-hole seems to be blocking itself

I have a brand new install of a Pi-hole on a Raspberry PI on my LAN. I am running into a really funny problem - when I access the Pi-hole instance from my laptop using its domain name (pihole.lan) I ...
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DNS resolution error on only one device in LAN

I've encountered very intriguing behavior in my home LAN. One of my devices (main computer) refuses to work with my Pi-Hole (resolution error - it's like there was no DNS server configured at all). ...
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Can a single Raspberry Pi serve as both a pi-hole and media server?

I need to add three functions to my home network: pi-hole media server (for music and video content) NAS (for shared storage) Can a single Raspberry Pi play all those roles?
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Clients fail to use Pi-Hole or Pi-Hole gets jumped over (a.k.a. oh noes ads show up)

I have an OpenWRT Router so I followed this tutorial to setup my Pi-Hole and router, so that all DNS traffic gets redirected as well. When I go to my Pi-Hole and under tab Network I see my device as ...
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Connecting to PiHole changes my computer's hostname?

I followed these instructions to create a VM in Google Cloud Platform that hosts PiHole (a DNS-based ad-blockign service) for me. To prevent the terrors of an open DNS provider, the PiHole is ...
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DHCP Server not reachable from Access Point

My Network Setup consist of two Routers, one LTE Router (Router 1) working as a Gateway to the Internet, the other one (Router 2) working as Access Point in order to expand the network accessibility. ...
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Pi-Hole 'invades' my landlord's network

Setup: I am a student living in a shared appartment with other students. My landlord lives in the same building and we all use his network (192.168.178.0/24) for internet access. I have my own subnet (...
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Raspberry PI : Pi-Hole with 2x ethernet unable to get eth1 traffic directed via pi-hole

So where do I start. well after about 20 attempts maybe 30hours I have decided to ask for help :( so what am I trying to do? Well, I have a raspberry pi with 1x onboard Ethernet which is eth0 and I ...
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OpenVPN drops connection about once a day, logs indicate DNS failure

I have an old version of pfSense (2.3.2) running an OpenVPN client to a commercial server. Over the past few years, the OpenVPN connection has been dropping more frequently, and now it's about once ...
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Find which process is responsible for a DNS request

I started using Pi-hole recently to block ads on all home devices (including my Macbook). Looking at the logs today, I noticed many weird DNS requests originating from my Macbook to seemingly random ...
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Combine pi-hole and nxfilter on 1 raspberry pi 4

Given I have a raspberry pi 4 with Raspbian Buster, I would like to combine pi-hole (for adblocking) and nxfilter (for parental controls). I could specify nxfilter as the upstream dns server for pi-...
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DNS leak for non-existent domains when using OpenVPN on a Windows client

I have a Windows client connected to a Wi-Fi hotspot: Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2: Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros ...
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Multiple openvpn clients/server + hotspot + torrent + pihole

I have this setup in my home: Router(internet) <---> (eth0) nanopiK2 (wlan0-hotspot)<----> | Ubuntu 18.04 server OpenVPN ...
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Replaced routers, added Pi-Hole as DNS - single machine gets DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN for certains sites

Bit of info on the network. Ziggo ConnectBox (modem/router) in bridge mode (this horror) Linksys WRT32X (this one - 192.168.1.1) - primary DHCP, uses Pi-Hole for DNS (192.168.1.x static) Linksys ...
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Proper DNS resolution order in resolve.conf

If I’m running something like NordVPN and force the order of DNS resolvers to be the IP of my gateway followed by the DNS of the VPN, will pi-hole still function as intended (technically , Dnsmasq). ...
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Why Fedora Workstation 29 send out automatic DNS requests to fedoraproject.org every 3 minutes?

I installed PiHole on my Raspberry Pi and set it as DNS server for my Fedora Workstation. Now I notice that my Fedora Workstation 29 setup requests fedoraproject.org about every 3 minutes. I find ...
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PiHole on Synology NAS gives DNS timeout

I recently bought myself a new Synology NAS on which you can install and run Docker images. One of the containers I'd like to run is pihole/pihole (v4). This appears to be working and from what I can ...