I’d expect my systems to route traffic through the pi-hole and be able to access the admin interface through “pi.hole”.
However, I can’t access pi.hole. I can access the dashboard via the Raspberry Pi’s IP. Ads do not get blocked.
For my setup:
- Installed a new raspbian today
- Installed pi-hole today
- Configured my router to route DNS through the pi-hole. The pi has a static ip (192.168.11.6) which is configured as the only DNS server in my router (192.168.11.1), see figure below.
Initially I had the impression the pi-hole was working. The dashboard showed me a lot of queries and also blocks. But after a reboot (I relocated the hardware to its designated spot) I encounter the problems.
The nslookup also shows an error:
~> nslookup pi.hole 192.168.11.6 Server: 192.168.11.6 Address: 192.168.11.6#53 Name: pi.hole Address: 192.168.11.6 ~> nslookup pi.hole Server: 192.168.11.1 Address: 192.168.11.1#53 ** server can't find pi.hole: NXDOMAIN
I have the gut feeling this is connected to my router settings but I can’t pin it yet.
Section 1. -> Caveats -> 2. : Is it even possible to reach pi.hole this way? If I understand that post correct, I will not be able to reach the pi-hole without accessing the ip directly.