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Set up my Pi-Hole
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Shoulda done this way sooner. It's astonishing how much they all try to spy on you.

In short, the pi-hole is a DNS server that acts like your 1GB hosts file on its own by blocking whatever domains you feed it. You can use it as an adblocker, a malware domain blocker or something that just blocks all sorts of gov't/telemetry servers from botnetting you.

I already use ublock origin, so I don't really get any requests to advertising servers, meaning my blocked request log is pretty small so far. But in 12hrs, Microshit has tried to send away my data a total of 400 times:

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I strongly advise you set something up like this ASAP.
https://pi-hole.net/
It's a one-line install script on most major linux platforms. Use it on a Pi, one of my friends is currently setting it up on his Ubuntu Laptop. Doesn't matter, just get it up and running.
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This looks great. As I'm shifting away from Chrome and uBlock Origin, I'm not fully wanting to block all ads (support the content creators) but I am wanting to block the annoying ones and some other I have ethical disagreements with. I'm going to check this out. Thanks for dropping the info!
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heh, you know... one way to go about this is to run something like pi-hole on a linux enabled netgear router, let the router do the work and you configure/control all data between it, the modem, and anything connected to the router.

it's what i ended up doing, partially because adblock and such are becoming less effective as botnets and scammers/hackers are getting smarter, and partially because i wanted to run my own grey ice which came in handy on my last router I had setup like this.

note: my last router was spiked and killed after the hacker running a botnet got frustrated and gave up due to said ice.

Pi-hole though, I wonder if it works on linux for routers?  might make things easier if I can copy my blacklist over to it.

note: I run Open-WRT on my router, it's super handy.

as a side note, I've thought about it for a while but I may go this route because the idea of a DIY router is kind enticing.
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(April 4th, 2019 at 1:25 AM)SpookyZalost Wrote: heh, you know... one way to go about this is to run something like pi-hole on a linux enabled netgear router, let the router do the work and you configure/control all data between it, the modem, and anything connected to the router.

it's what i ended up doing, partially because adblock and such are becoming less effective as botnets and scammers/hackers are getting smarter, and partially because i wanted to run my own grey ice which came in handy on my last router I had setup like this.

note: my last router was spiked and killed after the hacker running a botnet got frustrated and gave up due to said ice.

Pi-hole though, I wonder if it works on linux for routers?  might make things easier if I can copy my blacklist over to it.

note: I run Open-WRT on my router, it's super handy.

Pi-Hole is basically just a package of dnsmasq, a frontend and a few other services for managing domains, like sqlite3. If those packages will install and run on your router, then it should work just fine if you do a manual install.
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I'll have to give it a shot lain, if not well I've been thinking about doing a homebrew solution for a while that will definitely be able to do so.
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