I am running Pi hole on a local device and I have updated another device to use it as its DNS from which I try to access YouTube videos which involves contacting the domains I wish to block [**]. I am solely using the admin web interface to modify the blacklist. I am adding the following to the list:
note I also tried:
but the latter did not work with 'grep -e' so I figured Pi-hole might need the braces escaped as well.
Upon adding the above regular expressions I do not observe a difference in the filtering. The domains listed below are not blocked and are fed to my upstream DNS.
Am I missing a step after updating the blacklist? I have restarted the DNS server to no avail. I believe the regular expression(s) above are supported by Pi-hole but neither produce the desired result.
I expect the domains:
(among many others) to be blocked.
These domains are not blocked and are handled by the upstream DNS.
[**] I understand attempting to block YouTube ads using Pi-hole is fraught with issues. This post is not about that. This post is concerned with the blacklist not operating as expected.