• Pi-Hole

    From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to All on Wed Jul 28 08:06:00 2021
    I've been inspired to tweak my home network - I finally got all of my crappy devices to get off of WPA2-PSK TKIP and onto AES, and set up a Raspberry Pi with Pi-hole directly connected to my router.

    Imagine my surprise when after one day, it's blocking 15.1% of all network traffic.

    I've been watching a Youtube channel called NetworkChuck, it's been entertaining. I'm setting up k3s on a Ubuntu Linux VM I have running in Proxmox, going to start playing with containers. He's got a $100 free
    services offer on Linode, I might need to go check them out.


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  • From Warpslide@VERT/NRBBS to poindexter FORTRAN on Fri Jul 30 13:25:00 2021
    On 28 Jul 2021, poindexter FORTRAN said the following...

    Imagine my surprise when after one day, it's blocking 15.1% of all network traffic.

    I have one setup, but I ended up disabling the included list as it "broke" too many things. I wasn't able to log into my bank & the Tile App stopped working among other things. So now it's really just the DHCP & DNS server for my home network.

    Yeah, I could have seen what was being blocked and allowlisted the offenders, but it's not worth the yelling & screaming when something doesn't work...


    Jay

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  • From Mantrid@VERT/UKBBS to poindexter FORTRAN on Sun Aug 1 02:31:33 2021
    Re: Pi-Hole
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to All on Wed Jul 28 2021 08:06 am

    Imagine my surprise when after one day, it's blocking 15.1% of all network traffic.

    mine usually hovers around the 30% mark for blocked traffic. But then I do silly things like look up local news which is 99% ads, thank god I got outbrain and its ilk blocked, local news is actually readable now! ----------------------
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  • From Tracker1@VERT/TRN to Mantrid on Fri Sep 3 19:04:27 2021
    On 7/31/2021 7:31 PM, Mantrid wrote:
    Imagine my surprise when after one day, it's blocking 15.1% of all network >> traffic.

    mine usually hovers around the 30% mark for blocked traffic. But then I do silly things like look up local news which is 99% ads, thank god I got outbrain
    and its ilk blocked, local news is actually readable now!

    Been using https://nextdns.io/ which is basically cloud pihole, but
    pretty well curated. Been on the free tier for about a year and a half without issue.

    Though I've been planning to configure pihole and wireguard for my own
    use soon enough.
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