The issue I am facing:
I have been using Pi-hole for years and may have only just noticed this...
On my network single word search terms entered into web browser URL bars are shown in my Pi-hole logs as 'searchterm.lan' NXDOMAIN.
I have observed this on search queries from Linux systems and Windows 10.
Screenshot below shows logs for 'ubuntu' entered as a search term into Firefox's URL bar on Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS. iOS devices appear to behave differently.
I don't recall seeing this in the past with identical network equipment. Is this behaviour intended? If not what could be causing it?
Blocking and all Pi-hole features work without issue.
Details about my system:
- Very latest versions of Pi-hole, Unbound and PiVPN running on the very latest Raspberry Pi OS.
- Pi handles DHCP and this option has never been enabled on my Ubiquiti ER-X.
- DNS is handled by Unbound as per official guide.
- All three options under Advanced DNS settings are checked.
What I have changed since installing Pi-hole:
Nothing has changed.