Rich Mingin (PLUG) on 18 Jul 2017 15:07:13 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Brighter plans: energy efficient, reliable firewall hardware

I'm familiar with Pi-Hole, and it does DNS-passthrough. I personally wouldn't use it for my router, since I have gigabit, but for a slower connection on a decent miniPC, it should be fast enough.

I only ran Pi-Hole for a week or two, and then replaced it with the same idea, but done as a module on my pfSense instance. Was a little easier to setup (since my pfSense is already doing DNS resolution and forwarding), and fewer moving parts to maintain.

On Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 5:47 PM, Greg Helledy <> wrote:
I've just recently been told about pi-hole which should allow adblocking on all devices on your network, without having to install adblockers on each client.  I don't have the tech chops to fully evaluate this, but it sounds great.

However, it looks like it will require a "full" version of linux, not the kind of stripped-down version provided by Tomato, which lets it fit onto a Linksys WRT54G.

Anyone familiar with pi-hole?  Is that correct--I now have another reason to replace my router with one of the mini x86 boxes we've been discussing?

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