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.  The project is up on Github, and I hope to collaborate to eventually create a Web interface for the Pi-hole. Continue reading “A Web Interface For The Ad-blocking Pi-hole”

Pi-hole Improvements: More Ad Domains And A Better Script

The Pi-hole blocks ads for every device on your network by re-routing known ad-serving domains to a fake Web server.  I made a new branch of the project, which I will eventually merge back in with the master project.  This branch has additional domain sources (306,000), and a better script that uses a loop so additional source URLs can be added in much easier.

In addition, I also added a list of sites that have domain blacklists, which I hope to add into the script.  Some of them need a lot of formatting, but there are many to look at.  Eventually, the Pi-hole can also be used to block malware domains, phishing domains, spam domains, and anything else you don’t want to see or visit while using the Internet. Continue reading “Pi-hole Improvements: More Ad Domains And A Better Script”

Blocking Ads From 120,000+ Domains

Thanks to some members of the community, I was able to improve the speed and number of domains that the gravity-adv.sh script.  This script is for use with the Raspberry Pi ad-blocking Pi-hole, which can now be installed automatically.  It now can block over 120,000 ad domains.  Thanks everyone who helped. Continue reading “Blocking Ads From 120,000+ Domains”

Attempting to Block Hulu Plus Video Ads Using A Raspberry Pi

[UPDATE 2015-03-28] I have some more information about blocking video ads.  I just need to make some time to write it up…

The keyword here is attempting.  What is strange is that I actually had this working at one point.  The Hulu video ads would be completely skipped (not just 30-90 seconds of silence).  Unfortunately, when I reinstalled Raspbian and tried to follow my own steps (a few weeks later), it no longer worked.  Since then, I have gone through the steps many, many times and have come to the conclusion that Hulu must have changed something on their end that disrupted my method, or I forgot to document a crucial step… Continue reading “Attempting to Block Hulu Plus Video Ads Using A Raspberry Pi”

Pi-hole: Raspberry Pi Ad-Blocker [Advanced Setup]

Roll-your-own Pi-hole Ad-blocker!

Automated Install

Run this command only on a clean install of the Raspberry Pi running Raspbian.

curl -s "https://raw.githubusercontent.com/jacobsalmela/pi-hole/master/automated%20install/basic-install.sh" | bash

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