Category: Raspberry Pi

pihole becomes unresponsive

If pihole becomes unresponsive, one reason may be that the diskspace is full. The diskspace may become full from an excessively large pihole database and or /var/log entries.  In a recent case, both were the cause.  Stopping the services and truncating the logs in /var/log and deleting the database worked in this case.  The following logs were large, but I…

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pihole reset all stats

There may be a time where you want to have a fresh dashboard without the stats and logs.  A case maybe a misconfigured NIC that may dump millions of DNS queries into the logs.  Yup I have seen this happen. Whenever you need to reset the pihole stats and logs that display on the /admin dashboard, the following options will…

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Add custom DNS entries to Pi-Hole

Pi-Hole is the black hole for the internet. As of the most recent Pi-hole Version v2.13.2 with Web Interface Version v2.5.2, a local network should have the necessary tools, DNS and DHCP servers, to run successfully. With that said, what if you want custom DNS settings? I tried this approach successfully, so now one IP resolves to several domain names....Read More »