I am experiencing multiple issues with my pihole and I've lost confidence it is configured correctly. I know enough to be a danger to myself, but am by no means an expert.
Issues at a high level:
- My pihole does not seem to be blocking common ads. I've added some ad domains to the block list (such as tpc.googlesyndication.com and googleads.g.doubleclick.net) but this has had no effect in blocking the ads. It seems only a small % of ads are being successfully blocked.
- At one point I configured Cloudflared, now I'm using Unbound which I believe is configured correctly. I removed Cloudflared, yet during Pi-hole debug, it states the following ports are in use:
127.0.0.1:42783 cloudflare (IPv4)
127.0.0.1:54 cloudflare (IPv4)
Could this be causing an issue? Is it possible to remove ports? If so, how?
- https://pi.hole/admin and http://pi.hole/ do not resolve, I get a server not found error. http://<IP_ADDPRESS_OF_YOUR_PI_HOLE>/admin/ does work and I can ssh into pihole. Per my understanding, if the Pi-hole is serving as the DNS server, those URLs should work.
High level network configuration:
Router: Google Fiber router pointing to pihole IP address for DNS. DHCP has been disabled on Google Router (in actuality limited to one address, the same address I've reserved for pihole given Google's router doesn't allow DHCP to be disabled - just range limited).
Pi-Hole: Severing up DHCP successfully IP addresses issued, and Upstream DNS Server set as 127.0.0.1#5335 per Unbound documentation.
I really don't want to reinstall from scratch, but I don't know what I don't know.