I’m using pi-hole and have some suggestions to help it block better.
- Get rid of the archaic posix regular expressions (ere) and substitute them with a more powerful and more recent familiy. I’ve searched a bit yesterday and there are libraries even for C.
- Provide the user with some means to temporarily disable (and later re-enable) a regexp in the ‘blocklist’ tab.
- Provide the advanced users the alternative of using a connector to an external matcher, bypassing pi-hole’s.
Please consider these. I understand that open source projects are usually undermanned and the requests are coming all the time from everywere in the globe, but I think that upgrading the very heart of the project will benefit all users altogether. I think this is a good software that can easily become a lot better. So I’m posting this. Thank you.