Pi-hole v5.0 is here!

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Everybody here says it but I must thank you too. This realease really solved my "problem" with specific blocking because of new groups option. Now I can easilly associate extra regex domain for specific group (that's the difference between new and default group - not much but that's exactly what I need) so when I'm in "working mode" I can use that domain (it's associated only for default group) but right when I'm after work I can switch my device to default group (which has that specific regex extra) and I can see that those things are blocked now (and I don't have to add or remove that regex again and agin like before). Really nice and working feature!

And that local DNS records ... again thank you!

I already support this amazing project as a monthly patron.

The developers, including the staff, again invested a lot of work, time and research to offer us a new release with useful extensions and many improvements.

The whole Pi-hole team did and does great work, also with support here in the board.

Guys, you rock! My $100 donation is on its way to you.

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They said they are currently thinking about how to improve this.

Source: Groups and DHCP

Yes, check out my most recent comment in the linked topic.

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I see that there is now a "Local DNS Records" page.
Previously, I had setup local DNS entries using a config file in /etc/dnsmasq.d.
Is using the Local DNS Records page now the better way to do things?

Better is entirely subjective. :wink: The new feature makes it easier to manage these from the web GUI

It is true. Reading the Pi-hole documentation (not entirely sure where I have seen it) says that Local DNS record changes can be reloaded with pihole restartdns reload whereas changes in config files needs a full pihole restartdns (which is much slower).

The new update works well. Since my build is a previously installed that I updated, which block lists were removed from the initial list? I'd like to remove them as well.
Is there a command I can run to restore the ad lists to the default of the current build?

See Restoring default Pi-hole blocklists for different options.

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Awesome! Great job!
I'm running pi hole on a PiZero:
The ram utilization has been more than halved!

Best regards

Amazing update, thank you for the hard work!!

Hi folks. Just a quick note to say a big thank you to the Pi-hole devs for the group management features in v5. I've had a problem for a while with using channel 5's catchup app on my YouView box with the Pi-hole DNS with default blocklists, which I have got round in the past by simply disabling the blocking while the catchup video player starts up and runs. I've now placed my YouView boxes into their own group with no ad blocking and the channel 5 app is working perfectly.

(And before anyone says it, I know the problem is caused by channel 5's YouView app, this is not in any way a complaint about previous versions of Pi-hole).

I'm alo really grateful to have Pi-hole blocking clickbait like taboola across my network. Web access on my phone is noticeably slower when I'm not connected to my own Pi-hole enabled wireless LAN, apart from the fact that I would rather not see the clickbait.

Keep up the good work :grin:

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Maybe I'm in the minority here, but I do not like the new bar graphs. I preferred the smooth line graphs. I think they do a better job of showing trends. It would have been a better idea to give users an option for this rather than force everyone to use someone else's preference.