FTL will not run

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Expected Behaviour:

Connection to API

Actual Behaviour:

Lost connection to API

Debug Token:


From your debug log, unbound is on port 53 and is preventing pihole-FTL from binding to that port. You will need to stop unbound or put it on a different port.

[53] is in use by unbound (https://discourse.pi-hole.net/t/hardware-software-requirements/273#ports)
[53] is in use by unbound (https://discourse.pi-hole.net/t/hardware-software-requirements/273#ports)

Thanks, I think I got it worked out. I mean I see things in the admin dashboard now. Still trying to figure things out. I appreciate your help.

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My best advice is to take a look through all the web admin menus and see the information presented. For a new user, I recommend spending some time looking in your query log. This will give you some insight on the DNS traffic from your network. After about a week it will look more familiar to you.

If you have questions or problems, post here and we’ll help you sort it out.

Also, take a look at the documentation page here: https://docs.pi-hole.net