PiHole should be a must


kuduku

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Didnt see PiHole being discussed so ....

After using PiHole on a Pi from last one week i feel it should be a mandatory equipment in everyone's home network if it has more than 3/4 devices including mobiles , TAB or PC.
The amount of queries it has been blocking in my network is insanely at 35-40%
Microsoft , Googlee and Xiaomi are biggest culprits , These companies want to know everything about us for monetization . I dont even know which all queries were blocked but did not find any software broken so all queries were actually unnecessary and the added advantage of no Ads or Popups etc Cheapest new Pi is running above 3.5k these days if you cant buy a old one . So it is an expenditure which many would not be willing to do for only blocking Ads etc but its well worth it , believe me . Anyone who is using it will second me . I now kick myself for not using it earlier
No Ads , No popups
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/StevenBlack/hosts/master/hosts

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/StevenBlack/hosts/master/data/KADhosts/hosts

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/StevenBlack/hosts/master/data/add.Spam/hosts

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/StevenBlack/hosts/master/alternates/fakenews-gambling/hosts



https://raw.githubusercontent.com/StevenBlack/hosts/master/data/add.Risk/hosts

https://v.firebog.net/hosts/static/w3kbl.txt

https://v.firebog.net/hosts/AdguardDNS.txt

https://v.firebog.net/hosts/Admiral.txt

https://v.firebog.net/hosts/Easylist.txt

https://v.firebog.net/hosts/Easyprivacy.txt

https://v.firebog.net/hosts/Prigent-Ads.txt

https://v.firebog.net/hosts/Prigent-Crypto.txt

https://v.firebog.net/hosts/Shalla-mal.txt

https://v.firebog.net/hosts/Airelle-hrsk.txt



https://v.firebog.net/hosts/BillStearns.txt
















https://blocklist.site/app/dl/tracking

https://gitlab.com/quidsup/notrack-blocklists/raw/master/notrack-blocklist.txt

https://gitlab.com/quidsup/notrack-blocklists/raw/master/notrack-malware.txt


https://gitlab.com/ookangzheng/dbl-oisd-nl/raw/master/dbl2.txt

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ookangzheng/dbl-oisd-nl/master/dbl.txt

https://dbl.oisd.nl/

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/P...sts/master/KADhosts_without_controversies.txt

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/FadeMind/hosts.extras/master/add.Spam/hosts

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/FadeMind/hosts.extras/master/UncheckyAds/hosts

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/FadeMind/hosts.extras/master/add.2o7Net/hosts

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/FadeMind/hosts.extras/master/add.Risk/hosts

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/crazy-max/WindowsSpyBlocker/master/data/hosts/spy.txt

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/anudeepND/blacklist/master/adservers.txt

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/bigdargon/hostsVN/master/hosts

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/D...rsions Anti-Malware List/AntiMalwareHosts.txt

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Spam404/lists/master/main-blacklist.txt








https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Perflyst/PiHoleBlocklist/master/SmartTV.txt

https:/raw.githubusercontent.com/GATmyIT/pihole-lists/master/notracking-hosts.txt

https://reddestdream.github.io/Projects/MinimalHosts/etc/MinimalHostsBlocker/minimalhost



https://s3.amazonaws.com/lists.disconnect.me/simple_ad.txt

https://s3.amazonaws.com/lists.disconnect.me/simple_malvertising.txt







https://adaway.org/hosts.txt

https://pgl.yoyo.org/adservers/serverlist.php?hostformat=hosts&showintro=0&mimetype=plaintext

https:/block.energized.pro/ultimate/formats/hosts


https://zerodot1.gitlab.io/CoinBlockerLists/hosts_browser

https://bitbucket.org/ethanr/dns-bl...bad_lists/Mandiant_APT1_Report_Appendix_D.txt

http://sbc.io/hosts/alternates/fakenews-gambling/hosts

https://mirror1.malwaredomains.com/files/justdomains

https://mirror.cedia.org.ec/malwaredomains/immortal_domains.txt

https://hostfiles.frogeye.fr/firstparty-trackers-hosts.txt

https://osint.digitalside.it/Threat-Intel/lists/latestdomains.txt

https://www.malwaredomainlist.com/hostslist/hosts.txt

https://phishing.army/download/phishing_army_blocklist_extended.txt

https://urlhaus.abuse.ch/downloads/hostfile/




https://zeustracker.abuse.ch/blocklist.php?download=domainblocklist

I have not been able to get NextDNS and Adguard filters working . If any one can give correct link for hosts
All links are courtesy reddit or XDA
Got StevenBlack , Energized Ultimate and oisd-nl as major ones . A si said if someone can help for NextDNS and AdGuard

These are working so fine that have disabled uBlock Origin which was also a very good Addon for all browsers

And anyone who feels is blocking most can try this site out . Pls dont click anything
eXtreme Test - Can You Block It ?

pi.jpg


Everything works to include Zoom classes , Google Meet , Torrents , Bank websites and Google account

For people trying to just block ads in hotstar you can blacklist "hesads.akamaized.net"
 
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vink

Member
Disciple
its forever on my diy list.. but sadly like all raspberry pi projects its costly.
 

tech.monk

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Disciple
@kuduku have you tried blocking YouTube ads. Any success over their will be helpful.

its forever on my diy list.. but sadly like all raspberry pi projects its costly.
it doesn't have to be raspberry pi to run pi hole - you can run it inside your current system as VM or container and gets benefited.
 
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vyral_143

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Staff member
I am using it myself on a Pi Zero W. It is powered from router's USB port. I think @prabs is also using it.
@kuduku have you tried blocking YouTube ads. Any success over their will be helpful.
These ads are tricky to block and mechanism keeps on changing every 3-4 months.
 
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bfz

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You can even run it on a docker container as well but its easiest to manage and get regular updates on pi hardware.
If you can get hands on a pi zero that will work great as well.
 

booo

BA BA BA BABANANA
Veteran
I just use no scripts plugin on ff. I have a pi3 but too lazy to install pinhole on it.
for the uninitiated, pihole is just rPi running dns server which blocks all the bad addresses from lists. all you do is point your home router dns to pi hole instead of 1.1.1.1 or 8.8.8.8. modern routers are powerful enough to implement this is the firmware itself but they won't :banghead: someone should work on ddwrt version of piHole.
 

tech.monk

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Disciple
These ads are tricky to block and mechanism keeps on changing every 3-4 months.
I'm trying the same with limited success and at times cron job doesn't do the task (not saying it fails - it doeesn't pick up the ad domains at times).

I guess this will be ongoing exploration.
 

deezcnuts

Active Member
Disciple
@kuduku Have you installed DNS over Https for pihole? (Cloudflared or unbound any)

I have been using this but having a bit of issues with cloudflared DOH application. Have added cloudflare and google doh to its query list. But it always seems to error out whenever there is a loss of internet and it doesn't correct itself. Always have to stop and restart the Cloudflared process.
 

JMak

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Disciple
Been using the pihole since last 1and a half month along with some aggressive block lists
Indeed a must, now more than ever considering kids are having dedicated devices now for their online classes.

You can use yandex Dns or cloud flare dns based on what kind of filtering you wish to add over the top of pihole.


Now that people are discussing the raspberry pi was wondering if any one can shate a noob friendly tutorial to setup a personal mail server on the pi.

I tried with postfix devcot and squirellmail but didn't work..
 

smnrock

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Earlier i used to run pihole in RPI 3+ when i was using asus router. Later once i moved to Google wifi router, i did not configure pihole and left it. Recently decided to setup pihole again as the Ads are too much now a days and most of the ads in mobile browser covers entire screen :(. Since pihole needs a seperate setup and a device, i was looking for cloud based system, thats when i found out NextDNS. It was easy to setup and so far free account is fine for me. I configured NextDNS dns servers in my google wifi router and run a automatic task in Firestick to update my public IP to the NextDNS by calling their URL. Since firestick will be running almost whole day, i setup Automagic(alternative to tasker) to call the URL provided by NextDNS for every one hour.

So far this setup working fine.
 

msankadi

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Hi

Based on this am planning to get a Pi Zero W as well...

Is it necessary to get a soldered pin one or without soldering + Case will work as well?

Would the speed suffer if we do this dns routing?
 

CyberGhost

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Hi

Based on this am planning to get a Pi Zero W as well...

Is it necessary to get a soldered pin one or without soldering + Case will work as well?

Would the speed suffer if we do this dns routing?
those pins you're talking about are gpio and it shouldn't be of almost any use if you're planning to use just pi-hole
 

babhishek

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honestly, its good however a pi is not doing anything much you can do with a very powerful router with ad block, plus some always on vpns on devices. pi is great for home wifi, same devices on 4g will be hit the moment you switch over from wifi to mobile data.
 

burntwingzZz

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its nice to hear that ,but my serious advice would be to scale up your idea , used your old computer dont se4ll it off or buy those old intel atom boards or embedded board with pcie express slot .install quad port NIC or i would even recommend amds a320 mobo with used amd procs .virtualise the device install pfsense / host a media server/a cctv /a mail server/complete home automation with Home assist and what not.

Note :pfsense doesnt have a wifi support, but for wifi use your router as AP.
 
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tech.monk

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its nice to hear that ,but my serious advice would be to scale up your idea , used your old computer dont se4ll it off or buy those old intel atom boards or embedded board with pcie express slot .install quad port NIC or i would even recommend amds a320 mobo with used amd procs .virtualise the device install pfsense / host a media server/a cctv /a mail server and what not.

Note :pfsense doesnt have a wifi support, but for wifi use your router as AP.
True and one can even get the pfBlockerNG on pfsense (setting this up takes a lot of time and require us to put lot of efforts) and hosting it across other VM on existing infra makes better option. Instead of spending on dedicated hardware to run pihole, we can run it of existing setup and add additional options/features - thus taking use of the infra and their value to max bang for buck.
 

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