Pihole resolves to instead of IP (block page)



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Expected Behaviour:

blocked domains are resolved to pi-hole’s local address (e.g.

Actual Behaviour:

all blocked domains are resolved to, irrespective of SSL or plain

Debug Token:



This is a change in V4. In earlier versions, the default blocking mode was IP, which returned the IP address of the Pi-Hole. The new default is NULL (as explained in the linked article) as the developers found that NULL provided the best performance for the majority of users.


Changing your default blocking mode is discussed in this link.



Thank you, that answers my question.


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