GUI/Function Enhancement - Remote DNS Syslog Forwarding


#1

Thank you for the great work with pi-hole!

I would like to request an enhancement, allowing for DNS call logging to a remote logger, via the gui. The intent would be to have long term (historic) archiving of all DNS calls (with check boxes for the to enable/disable log types). With this feature, it will allow for the query of dns names and/or ip’s, for correlation purpose (via my SIEM solution).

In a corporate environment, if there is a defined logging setup option, for compliance/audit purpose, there will potentially be a higher adoption rate from that perspective (auditors want screenshots of where in the gui the logger is setup).

Thank you in advance.


#2

When conceptually looking at the application, how much effort would be needed to complete the above?


#3

if all you are looking for is pure logs the file located at /etc/pihole/pihole-FTL.db is likely the data you need


#4

Not necessarily a huge amount of effort, but since only a few people would work on it in their spare time, it would take a while. Also, we are currently busy with v4.1 and v5.0, which do not have plans for this functionality.