Icloud Private Relay settings change

I'm on the latest docker tag ( Docker Tag 2021.10 Pi-hole [v5.6] FTL [v5.11] Web Interface [v5.8]) and I have also added BLOCK_ICLOUD_PR=false in /etc/pihole/pihole-FTL.conf.

Not sure what has changed, the iCloud Private Relay is not working any more and it used to work and I would have a different IP address.

Help is appreciated. Thanks in Advance :slight_smile:

alright, i think i found a solution.
thanks to @ jpgpi250

If anyone having a similar issue, this worked for me :slight_smile:

What changed? Can you confirm the line is still present in the config file? What you found is a mere workaround.

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Now I'm having both the BLOCK_ICLOUD_PR=false in /etc/pihole/pihole-FTL.conf and a new file in /etc/dnsmasq.d/xx-NXDOMAIN.conf with server=/mask.icloud.com/ server=/mask-h2.icloud.com/.

Earlier with just the BLOCK_ICLOUD_PR=false in /etc/pihole/pihole-FTL.conf did NOT work for me.

Below is the configs, that is working for me rn,

^ just this change did not resolve the issue.

Yesterday there was an outage for iCloud Priavte Relay. There might have some changes involved which might have broken how pi-hole handles it. This is just a mere guess.

Source: https://www.macrumors.com/2021/11/03/icloud-private-relay-outage/

Why do you think so? We followed an official Apple document with the Pi-hole implementation. I'm not aware of any changes.

I'm not sure. It did not work for me unless I have created a file /etc/dnsmasq.d/xx-NXDOMAIN.conf with server=/mask.icloud.com/ server=/mask-h2.icloud.com/

and BLOCK_ICLOUD_PR=false in /etc/pihole/pihole-FTL.conf

Then after a restart of pi-hole and my phone I was able to get it working again.


What are you trying to achieve?

Do you want Pi-hole to block Private Relay or not? Because

Turns off Pi-hole's blocking of the special domains and allows Private Relay.


Blocks the special domains and turns off Private Relay

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