PiHole Notes

Maintenance

# Upgrade PiHole and Gravity lists
pihole -up && pihole -g

# Restart DNS Subsystem
pihole restartdns

Logs

tail -f /var/log/pihole.log

New Regexes

Added this to /etc/pihole/regex.list. Just looks for tracking keywords.

# https://github.com/mmotti/pihole-regex/blob/master/regex.list
^(.+[-_.])??adse?rv(er?|ice)?s?[0-9]*[-.]
^(.+[-_.])??m?ad[sxv]?[0-9]*[-_.]
^(.+[-_.])??xn--
^adim(age|g)s?[0-9]*[-_.]
^adtrack(er|ing)?[0-9]*[-.]
^advert(s|is(ing|ements?))?[0-9]*[-_.]
^aff(iliat(es?|ion))?[-.]
^analytics?[-.]
^banners?[-.]
^beacons?[0-9]*[-.]
^count(ers?)?[0-9]*[-.]
^pixels?[-.]
^stat(s|istics)?[0-9]*[-.]
^telemetry[-.]
^track(ers?|ing)?[0-9]*[-.]
^traff(ic)?[-.]

# Instart Logic
(.*)\.g00\.(.*).

Then restart via sudo service pihole-FTL restart

New Blocklists

Find a big list here. Find the “ticked” lists here (these are safe to add and won’t cause issues.)

To install, go to Settings -> Blocklists and add them there. These used to go in /etc/pihole/adlists.list but adding these via the UI is better since PiHole 5 will use SQLite instead of flat text files.

SmartTV Blocklists

See this GitHub gist. I have Samsung TVs, so some caveats apply about blocking domains like cdn.samsungcloudsolution.com and (especially) time.samsungcloudsolution.com.

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