Today, I realise when connected with my PC's browser to the PiHole admin GUI that my PC generates loads of requests towards the PiHole server machine, which seem to be abnormally high as depicted with:
These findings are best depicted with green coloured graph that represents as client my PC and shows up with above 800 queries. All other clients in my local network are below 100 queries. The "total queries" counter is just counting up with nearly every second.
The history of high number of queries is best represented with the detailled log as depicted with:
And also the PC in question with its IP address 192.168.0.32 is listed as a top client as depicted with:
Above said, I would expect that when a PC is connected with its web browser to the PiHole server for the sole purpose to call up the PiHole web admin panel that these client requests are not being taken into account in the statistics.
Usually your browser or OS will cache those requests. In the case that it doesn't, Pi-hole will not show requests about pi.hole in the log. That is why we suggest connecting to the web interface via pi.hole. Otherwise, we might be ignoring valid requests that you want to see.
how would you like us to determine the local host name? Shall we assume localhost or shall we read /etc/hostname on startup of FTL?
However, I'm already unhappy with the automated hiding of pi.hole as this, obviously, already alters the display as it hides queries in the network that are happening. Hence, I'm also not in favor of hiding even more.
Personally, I feel the same way and wouldn't want to hide anything, but I totally get why people would want to hide this behavior. If anything, I'd prefer to see a toggle for the behavior for those that feel it's "throwing off their stats."