Increase the swapfile of your Raspberry Pi

If you're on a first generation Raspberry Pi you don't have much RAM, so it makes sense to increase the swapfile size to be able to do more with your Pi. I'll show you how! First, edit the file /etc/dphys-swapfile sudo nano /etc/dphys-swapfile Change the line: CONF_SWAPSIZE=100 To something like: [...]

By |2020-05-18T16:36:36+02:00May 18th, 2020|Tech Support|0 Comments

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
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