Did not have any expectations on getting pi-hole to work on a Pi 1 model B.
Was seriously wrong. Everything works like a dream.
- Booted Rasbian Lite from 4GB SD
- Ran through
- Configured time, keyboard and locale using
- Ran the pi-hole install script. No errors.
- Installed Dataplicity for remote Pi admin
Disconnected everything, stashed Pi in closet with the routers.
Powered up Pi and locked the assigned IP in router admin.
Assigned this IP as DNS server. Up and running.
It could not be any easier.
Thank you to everyone involved in getting this to work.
The pi-hole web interface is responsive and snappy, and I can reach the Pi console remotely over Dataplicity which is just pure genius software.
Since I have young / pre-teen kids in the house I also loaded the massive Porn block list from blocklist.site
It took a really long time to import the list and was thinking I’d killed the system, but no.
2m+ domains on the blocklist (p0rn Internetz…huge) and no performance problems.
Totally woodoo that this rig runs on a Pi1, with 50% memory free.
FTLDNS is really something else.