While there are many DNS level adblockers available out there, Pi-hole clearly stands out for multiple reasons:
- It gives you stats and graphs of all the DNS data which is amazing
- It gives you a web interface using which you can selectively black list or whitelist websites and that makes things really easy.
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My father is not an avid internet user and he doesn’t understand or care for things like adblocker. I did install adblocker on his PC but many news sites and blog don’t allow you access if you have adblocker enabled. He keeps calling me all the time with problems that he is unable to access a webpage so I just disabled adblocker for him. That came with different baggage of problems altogether. He kept complaining me about the junk and popups he gets on different websites and I had to somehow fix this. So I decided to fix the problem for all devices at my home with a very small hack. After finishing my setup I thought of putting up the setup on my blog. So here’s how it goes. Continue reading →