I set up pihole today with dnsmasq (option #2 here).
My desktop and phone appear to be using the pihole as expected, however my windows 10 VM (running on the desktop) does not. I can still reach blocked domains from the VM browser.
I would like to have the benefit of adblocking inside the VM. Any advice on making that happen? Thanks in advance.
Here is the result of running
nslookup in the VM:
PS C:\Users\XXX> nslookup pi.hole
pihole's IP address looks correct.
browsers running in the virtual machine should not be able to access domains blocked by pihole.
browsers running in the VM still load ads, access blocked domains, etc.
Browsers running on my native desktop install and mobile phone have adblocking as normal.
Any browser may by-pass Pi-hole via DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH).
You'd have to make sure that DoH is disabled in your VM browser.
Also, as your network has link-local IPv6 connectivity, Pi-hole may be by-passed via IPv6. Even if your debug log shows that your Pi-hole machine is not aware of such an alternative IPv6 DNS server, you should verify that your router is not advertising its own IPv6 link-local address as DNS server.
IPv6 is marked disabled in DDWRT, so I'm not sure how anything has IPv6 connections. I also tried disabling secure DNS in brave-browser, but that didn't seem to make any difference either.
I wound up nuking the VM and starting over for tangentially-related reasons, and the new VM install appears to be using the pihole as expected. weird.
Thanks anyway, I appreciate the advice.
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