notned
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Pihole - sort of works

Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:13 am

I have a new install of raspian on a new zero W. I took my router off of DHCP and made a static IP. I listed my router as the gateway and the pi as DNS 1 and 2. Youtube, yahoo, and this site come up immediatly showing that it's working. On the other hand quora for example plus several sites my wife uses won't come up. I'm lost. I've done some searching and tried to join the pihole boards but for some reason my confirmation emails aren't coming through. Thank you for your time.

Roken
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Re: Pihole - sort of works

Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:40 am

It'd be helpful to have an example or two of non-working sites.

Nevertheless, have you tried whitelisting them in PiHole?
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notned
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Re: Pihole - sort of works

Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:51 pm

Yes. Whitelisted, I forgot to say that.
cos.edu
quora.com
sightreadingfactory.com
teoria.com
From my white list. I saw an old message that said command line was better for a while so they went in that way.
I saw something about flushing the DNS, but I'm not sure how to do that. I didn't really think that could be the answer. Also, I've tried open DNS and google for DNS.

notned
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Re: Pihole - sort of works

Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:13 pm

Also, I'm running this on wifi. I know that's not ideal but the responsive sites are so quick that I don't really think that's it.

Andyroo
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Re: Pihole - sort of works

Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:28 pm

Tried all those sites on my pihole and no issues at all.
I am on version 4.0 (one upgrade down I think) and running on a zero w.

It would be worth checking the pihole log in the admin screen and see if anything shows up - something may be swamping the server with lots of errors.
You should see something like:
Feb 10 18:20:33 dnsmasq[2624]: 4778 192.168.1.182/56775 query[A] www.cos.edu from 192.168.1.182
Feb 10 18:20:33 dnsmasq[2624]: 4778 192.168.1.182/56775 forwarded www.cos.edu to 1.0.0.1
I found my router kept sending the same request to the DNS despite being told it did not exist. In the end I had to move DHCP off the router and onto the pihole itself.
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notned
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Re: Pihole - sort of works

Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:04 pm

I don't see anything from cos or quora in the logs. I think that your're onto something with the DHCP. I had to deselect it in the router to get to fixed ip addresses but I did nothing further. On your suggestion I found where to activate it in the pi and thought we were done. But, no I still have the same behavior.

notned
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Re: Pihole - sort of works

Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:18 pm

Rebooted everything. Still no.

Andyroo
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Re: Pihole - sort of works

Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:26 pm

notned wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:04 pm
I don't see anything from cos or quora in the logs. I think that your're onto something with the DHCP. I had to deselect it in the router to get to fixed ip addresses but I did nothing further. On your suggestion I found where to activate it in the pi and thought we were done. But, no I still have the same behavior.
Infers the machine looking for the site is not using pihole for DHCP. Can you set it manually?

Other thing is the machine searching has the address cached and may need its cache flushing...
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notned
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Re: Pihole - sort of works

Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:58 am

Thank you so much for working through this with me. In the ip4 settings I left the ip on automatic and changed the dns to the pi.

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