Re: I'm sure we've all done this too
You mean it's not just me that has the street light thing happen??
This needs some serious research.....
27 posts • joined 24 Jul 2018
"Pair of pi-holes" - absolutely!
When I started with a single pi-hole, I would lose DNS after a few days - something seems to lock up a pi-hole at some point, which took out DNS completely.
With a pair of them, I can see from the admin screens that one does most of the work for a number of days, then things flop over to the other one. Then back again and so on. Is this a common issue for other pi-holers?
Are they reliable now? Let's just say that I recently realised that I hadn't done a remote connection and update on mine for over a year - "it just works".
Many years ago I went permanent with a firm I had happily freelanced for over a period of 5 years or more.
Our relationship broke down within weeks of the change and I was signed off sick for months. And this was working with exactly the same people with whom I'd had a great rapport up to that point.
I believe that the legal definition of whether someone is an employee is that the employer-employee relationship is a master-slave relationship. As a contractor, I was asked to do things - as an employee I was ordered to do things.
Been running PiHole for a while now, must get round to setting up DNS over HTTPS some time!
My only caveat is that you need to run TWO of them to be fully reliable. In my case each Pi seems to lock up every few weeks, taking down DNS. Running two of them seems to provide a reliable fail-over.
Been doing that for years, it's interesting to see which firms have been hacked when the spam starts arriving at their assigned email address :-)
One point - this approach requires catch-all email forwarding on the server, which some suppliers don't like to provide.
It also means that you then get all the cr4p sent to randomly generated addresses at your domain - any that turn up more than once I forward to a junk folder.
Like to think I was an early adopter of Apple kit - £1300 at educational discount for a Mac SE with twin floppies in 1987 on which to write my PhD thesis - but the forced iOS7 upgrade to my iPad was the last straw.
To be told in the Apple Store that I had no right to roll back to iOS6 despite having "bought" the hardware did things to my blood pressure that I really don't want to recall :-)
So now it's Android all the way - which means Google's own kit basically. I love to pick up last year's model on eBay just after the latest bit of bleeding edge tech is released. Nexus 6P phone does me very well thank you, even with Oreo.
Sorry to all the script kiddies out there, but I'm not willing to give up the last few decades of UI design for something that could be rendered on a 256 colour VGA adapter and looks like a 5 year old with a set of crayons designed it.
Which is one factor in why I'll be jumping from Windows 7 to Mint - don't even get me started on the abomination that is the Windows 10 UI!
(Lights blue touchpaper and retires)
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