Re: Pi-hole Ad Blocker
- Date: Tue, 15 May 2018 14:56:39 -0700
- From: Sailfish <NIXCAPSsailfish@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Pi-hole Ad Blocker
My bloviated meandering follows what Caver1 graced us with on 5/15/2018 11:54 AM:
On 05/15/2018 02:27 PM, Sailfish wrote:REF:https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-05-10/inside-the-brotherhood-of-pi-hole-ad-blockersMini: https://tinyurl.com/Pi-HoleAdBlocker [excerpt quote=\" Most ad blockers have to be installed on individual devices and work only in web browsers, but Pi-hole blocks ads across an entire network, including in most apps. (Two big exceptions, both for technical reasons, are YouTube and Hulu.) It can’t block ads inside Facebook, but it can stop Facebook from following you around the web. It’ll let you play Bejeweled without seeing ads between games, watch Mr. Robot ad-free in the USA app, stream NPR with silence in place of the sponsor messages, and avoid the banner ads that have become common on internet-connected TVs. If friends come over and connect to your Wi-Fi, it’ll block ads for them, too. \" /] Anyone use this and, if so, how useful did you find it? Specifically, it appears that it suggests using a dedicated Linux-based processor, e.g., Raspberry-Pi and then configuring one's router to use it's IP address as the DHCP DNS server. Then, using a site blacklist, it simply exchanges blacklisted sites IP addresses with its null one; essentially, never downloading the blacklisted site data at all. Q1. Does using it as a DNS server slow down the internet internet data transfer performance? Q2. How much maintenance is involved in keeping it working reliably? Q3. How does this compare to using a hosts file blocklist like https://raw.githubusercontent.com/StevenBlack/hosts/master/hostsI haven't used Pi-hole but have used No Track which is similar. https://quidsup.net/notrack/ 1. I haven't noticed any slowdown with No Track 2. Not much as you have a web interface to update No track with. It uses the same list as uBlock Origin. 3.It blocks all adds for the network plus blocks tracking.I use an old computer to act as a server for No Track. No need to mess with each computer on the network. Including phones, tablets.
Thanks for the feedback on No Track, I will spend some time analyzing it as well before I make my decision.
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- Re: Pi-hole Ad Blocker
- From: Grant Taylor via general
- Re: Pi-hole Ad Blocker