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Upcoming Features For The Ad-blocking Pi-hole: Back-end

The Pi-hole blocks ads for your entire network and it does so without any attention from you.  I get comments and emails every day of people saying that they like how well it works.  This is nice because since I know that it is operational, I can work on fun, new features.  I prefer to […]

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How To Install The Pi-hole Web Interface

Currently, those of you who are running the Pi-hole from the DietPi image have the added benefit of the Web interface, which shows how your advertisement black hole is performing.  Due to an issue, I haven’t included it in the automated installer just yet.  But you can easily add it to your existing install by […]

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A New, Easy Installation Method For The Ad-blocking Pi-hole

The Pi-hole blocks ads at before they get to your device and can speed up your network at the same time.  It’s now even easier to install (a forked) Pi-hole powered and automated by DietPi–a slimmed down, optimized version of Raspbian. This burnable SD card image will give you essentially the same Pi-hole created by using the automated […]

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Announcing Pi-hole.net And An Ad-blocking Operating System

Pi-hole.net has been up for a while but thought I would announce it here.  As of now, information on the Pi-hole is scattered throughout my many blog posts, so having a centralized location should help you find what you need. From that site, I will provide more professional installation instructions, documentation, and troubleshooting tips, etc. […]

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Pi-hole 2.0: Web Interface Dashboard

Similar to how you would log into a router to adjust settings, I want to have a Web interface for the Pi-hole.  You could log in to view stats, update the list of domains, and restart the device.  I made a demo of the interface. The demo doesn’t do anything–it’s just there for display purposes, so […]

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Reduce Your Mobile Data Usage By Blocking Hidden Ads

There have recently been posts about how apps are actually downloading tons of ads in the background.  Every time your device downloads an ad, it is using up your limited data as well as making your device slower.  These apps are basically committing ad fraud. You can prevent this from happening by blocking the requests […]

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Block Millions Of Ads Network-wide With A Raspberry Pi-hole 2.0

Update 2016-04-24 : Please note this guide is now out-date, and it is recommended that you use the automated install to install and update Pi-hole.   Technically, this guide will still work, but it does not include any of the features and improvements that have been added.  This article will, however, still give you some insight into […]

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Improving The Pi-hole’s Performance For Blocking Ads

Due to the last update of one of the sources the Pi-hole gets its ad domains from, performance of the Pi-hole took a big hit, particularly on the original Pi B+.  If your Pi-hole was affected, just download this list from before the update using the command below, and it should return to normal behavior.

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Huge Update To Ad List That The Pi-hole Uses

[UPDATE]: Phil shared an adList.conf from February 2015, which you can download and put onto your Pi if you already overwrote it with the big list mentioned in this post.  From your Pi, you can run this command: sudo curl -s -o /etc/dnsmasq.d/adList.conf https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/16366947/Files/adList-2015-02.conf

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A Web Interface For The Ad-blocking Pi-hole

Anon has generously created and shared a demo of a Web interface for their version of the Pi-hole.  It is the same concept: using dnsmasq and a Web server to block ads.  What’s different is that it runs via PHP and uses a database to store the entries so it can be modified from within a browser. […]