bought an Echo Dot for testing if it’s useful for me and for doing a review with PiHole.
Here is my quick review for the last 24h:
~1300! (even if it’s “sleeping” or micro is turned off)
There is no change in traffic/queries if Alexa gets voice input, which is really strange. Maybe some important queries are not routed through PiHole, is this possible?
Even if all 4 are blocked, echo dot works as usual, maybe someone has an answer for this?
Blocking vsp-alexa-eu.amazon.com doesn’t make any difference, as it’s not in the query list.
See: Blocking Alexa (Amazon voice assistant)
1300 queries a day if it’s not really used, wow !
@EDIT: Echo dot uses SSL Port 443 for transfering voice information, so PiHole does not recognize this!
If this port is blocked, Alexa shuts up but traffic via PiHole continues…