Pihole whitelist not working properly

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#1

Hello,

I’m having issues getting my pihole whitelist to work properly. Good example: It keeps blacklisting android.clients.google.com even though I’ve whitelisted it several times. After whitelisting, I hit the reset button but the site is still blocked.

Actual behavior - Whitelisted sites keep appearing as blocked although having added them to whitelist several times. This may be due to the long list of block sites I’m enrolled in but I add a site to the whitelist it should override any block list.

Expected behavior - Whitelist sites should be not be blocked after pihole adds them to whitelist.

Debug token - 06yqnqrihy

I would appreciate some assistance with this, I cant figure out why this keeps happening.

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#2

Currently whitelisting a domain through web interface doesn’t work.
Enter pihole -w android.clients.google.com in terminal.

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#3

It says it already exists in my whitelist

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#4

in the last couple of days, i had similiar experience. i blacklisted something, and it still showed up. i whitelisted something and it is stil lblacklisted. i did it all on the console to avoid the webinterface-bug.

most of the time, the problem was my homesetup of network. i trippel checked that all clients use the raspi as their dns server. so i checked my dhcp konfig, my ipv4 ipv6 dns (still struggling with the right setup) upstream dns.

after i could see ALL (!) of my clients using the pihole (checked the query log) in my network i was sure that my network setup is working as intended.

after that, the problem of apperantly not blocking or whitelisting stuff was client based. firefox, chrome, cache, dhcp release/renew and rebooting the client.

so long story short. check if all clients use the pihole als their dns

then check brwoser, cache, dhcp leases, reboot client,

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#5

Thanks for the reply.

I have double-checked that the client is correctly configured with the pihole as DNS server but the problem persists. I have also checked in the query log and it shows the address being blocked despite being on my whitelist.

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#6

I also have this problem. I whitelist a site from pihole -w and it still blocks it. A reboot fixes it but then will come back at a later time.

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#7

This is exactly what is happening to me.

Here is an image from the browser

https://i.imgur.com/OdEum0J.png

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#8

I am having the same issue - a whitelisted domain is still blocked.

ETA: The pihole -w command complained that the domain was already listed.
I deleted the entry via the GUI, then re-added it using pihole -w.
For the moment, that seems to be working.

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#12

Yes I am whitelisting that way, not using the web based method, but I’m still have domains blocked even though they are whitelisted. I have read that post already.

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#13

Same for me. Nothing solves it atm. I disabled my pihole until resolved.

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#14

So do you get the same screen as posted here?

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#16

I’m on my iPad trying to go to a whitelisted site and I get a white screen with this message, safari cannot open the page because it cannot establish a secure connection to the server. When I go the the query page it shows the site that it is whitelisted as red and Pi-holed. I just restarted pihole and I am now getting that same website blocked page.

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#17

OK, please take a look here:

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