PiHole Notes


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

# Restart DNS Subsystem
pihole restartdns

# If it complains about an old version of the OS, skip the check
curl -sSL https://install.pi-hole.net | PIHOLE_SKIP_OS_CHECK=true sudo -E bash


tail -f /var/log/pihole.log

Re/Set Password

# If you hit enter here, the web interface will not require a password 
pihole -a -p

New Lists

To install, go to Settings -> Blocklists and add them there. Then go to Tools -> Update Gravity.

Historical Note: These used to go in /etc/pihole/adlists.list but, since PiHole 5+ will use SQLite instead of flat text files, you gotta add these via the UI.


Here’s an overview. Added this list.

Additional Blocklists

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

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.

Google AMP 🙄

Add this list.