I am a newbie to Pi-hole and apologize if my question has been yet discussed several times.
I am trying to understand what exactly the result of and the purpose behind the cron jobs in
In the topic "How often does Pi-hole update the ad lists?" the author states:
"... Please note that the Pi-hole software will not update itself; this just checks for updates to the ad source lists ..."
What is then the purpose and the benefit for the user of the cron jobs?
What happens if there are updates? How do I (i.e. the user) take notice of this and what action shall I take in order to update my ad sources?
I have configured following ad list into the adlist group management: https://v.firebog.net/hosts/lists.php?type=tick
This URL shows me in the browser a collection of URLs which point to text files containing the domains to be blocked. (this is my interpretation of the mechanism, corrections are welcome).
One of the URLs is, e.g. https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Spam404/lists/master/main-blacklist.txt. In the text, the domain
megapolis-hack.com is contained. If this list is completed with
megapolis-hack-NEW.com (just an example): will the respective cron job detect it and inform me to update the ad sources manually?
Thanx in advance for your answers, hints, explanations.