Pi-hole and hosts-file.net

You might be using block lists by hosts-file.net but you shouldn't! One of the default block lists that used to be included with Pi-hole was https://hosts-file.net/ad_servers.txt but this is not maintained anymore, which is why it's got excluded from the defaults. But that doesn't mean it will get automatically removed [...]

By |2020-04-30T18:36:10+02:00April 21st, 2020|Tech Support|0 Comments

What are the default Pi-hole block lists?

It's handy to know, so here they are: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/StevenBlack/hosts/master/hosts https://mirror1.malwaredomains.com/files/justdomains http://sysctl.org/cameleon/hosts https://s3.amazonaws.com/lists.disconnect.me/simple_tracking.txt https://s3.amazonaws.com/lists.disconnect.me/simple_ad.txt To restore Pi-hole to the default blocking lists, just delete all the lists but these six five lists. Note: There used to be a sixth list, which is now dead so you can safely delete it: https://hosts-file.net/ad_servers.txt [...]

By |2020-04-21T07:54:16+02:00March 9th, 2020|Tech Support|0 Comments

Big block-lists for Pi-hole

I used to have huge collection of block-lists for my Pi-hole(s) but I was annoyed about all the false positives, and decided to reset to the default lists that come with it. That way, I had no more issues and it would still block ads. But this also meant tracking [...]

By |2020-04-21T08:09:06+02:00March 9th, 2020|Sharing, Tech Support|0 Comments

A note on Pi-hole’s privacy levels and its settings

Or: How to enhance the privacy of your Pi-hole If you use a Pi-hole like I do, you probably care about privacy in some form. If you do, you should disable query logging and here's why. There are 5 privacy levels in Pi-Hole's FTL DNS, going from 0 (show everything) [...]

By |2019-10-12T00:06:29+02:00September 8th, 2019|Tech Support|Comments Off on A note on Pi-hole’s privacy levels and its settings