Hello, I'm really hoping someone may be able to help.... I added an Apple HomePod Mini and 2x Nanoleaf bulbs to my network last week which introduced Thread. I then immediately started receiving tens of thousands of queries related to the devices from:
and repeatedly received a rate limit warning:
Client 10.XX.X.X (Router IP) has been rate-limited (current config allows up to 1000 queries in 60 seconds).
I then managed to successfully change the rate limit to
RATE_LIMIT=0/0 in the pihole-FTL.conf file which immediately stopped the warnings and limits. I also added the domains to be excluded from the stats. Thankfully all looked well and the percentage blocked climbed back up to the usual ~15% from 0.5% when the Thread queries were being logged.
Yesterday I attempted to set up a Minecraft Server on the same Raspberry Pi. It seemed to install well but all of a sudden I started receiving the rate limit warnings again. I checked the pihole-FTL.conf file and it was still all good showing 0/0. But the warnings kept popping up in the web interface. I then decided to remove the server manually by trashing the Minecraft files and uninstall the Pi-hole and reinstall it. Again it worked fine and I changed the newly created pihole-FTL.conf file to add
RATE_LIMIT=0/0. But no, I'm still getting the warnings.
It must be linked to the Minecraft server installation. For reference I followed this guide - How to Install Minecraft Server in Raspberry Pi 4 which was really nice and easy to follow. Does anyone know how the Minecraft server could have interfered with the Pi-hole and somehow override the rate limit changes?