CloudFlare DNS (22.214.171.124) - Adblock stopped?
Anyone know if this is true? I couldn't seem to find confirmation myself. I'm debating Pihole though I'm not a huge fan of running our Media PC 24/7. Any other good options like CloudFlare?
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Thanks for all the helpful information. I just setup NextDNS and will see how it does.Dave98 wrote: ↑ I don't recall 126.96.36.199 ever having an adblock feature. Are you sure you weren't mistaken?
There's a couple that come to mind...
dns.adguard.com is one from AdGuard that is free to use.
NextDNS.io is free for now during it's beta phase. After that, you get adblocking for 300,000 queries a month, and $2 USD/month after that for unlimited
Adguard is basically set it and forget it. You can't configure it at all. Whereas NextDNS is basically a cloud based PiHole and you have a lot more configuration options like what filter lists to use, whitelists, blacklists, etc.
Once nice touch is that if you have an Android device on Android 9 or higher, you can use its private DNS feature and use a service like NextDNS for adblocking on the phone
PiHole can be run on something as small as a Pi Zero so it's what I prefer.
Apr 7th, 2020 12:59 pm
Bite the bullet and get the pi for Pi-Hole. Or if you have a compatible router use Diversion.ChicoQuente wrote: ↑ Thanks for all the helpful information. I just setup NextDNS and will see how it does.
I like the idea of Pihole however the only equipment I presently have to run it on is my media server, but I prefer to only turn that on as needed as our TV/movie consumption is maybe an hour a day these days so it seems excessive to run it just for that. If I ever get around to a Pi I will definitely give that a shot on there for sure.
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an rpi 4 2gb at 35 usd can be your media pc,netflix at 1080p and media server at the fraction of the cost to run as your pc does. You install it as addon in kodi or as a docker its super simple. The absolute most energy efficient to do the job well would be an s905 x3 4g ram at around 6w load while a pc in standby doing nothing can use around 4w. So for 4k60hz playback of local files supports 720p netflix, prime etc is around 55 bucks shipped. You could drop it 10 bucks but you lose gigabit and ram is down 2gb and if its nas duties or high bitrate uhd files 100lan won't suffice and its hard to warrant the savings by doing so.
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So then add docker to it and install pihole on it.ChicoQuente wrote: ↑ My media PC houses the HDDs for the media as well so it's not as simple as "buy a PI for $30 and you're off to the races". The Media PC as is does exactly what I need it to, and since it presently runs between 0-120 minutes max a day I am not currently worried about energy consumption as it is still quite minimal. As well my Media PC has more transitioned to a Plex server and is housed in my utility room which is where the Pi would go too. None of the features like Netflix would be of any use to me either. All my TVs already have a console/Apple TV/built in app/etc for those needs so a Pi would again be of no benefit to me there. If I had a need and use (other than JUST Pihole) I would absolutely get a Pi and toss it in my utility room, but at this time that is money spent needlessly to move laterally. I appreciate the input however it just is not what I am looking for right now.
At this time I have setup NextDNS and plan to try it out for awhile and see how it goes. Thanks for all of the advice everyone.
Apr 7th, 2020 6:53 pm
ChicoQuente wrote: ↑ I like the idea of Pihole however the only equipment I presently have to run it on is my media server, but I prefer to only turn that on as needed as our TV/movie consumption is maybe an hour a day these days so it seems excessive to run it just for that. If I ever get around to a Pi I will definitely give that a shot on there for sure.
Apr 7th, 2020 9:56 pm
whats the specs on your current media pc setup how many drives?
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I tried this DNS..it works but not 100%..it cut down a lot of ads...but sometimes still get ad randomly on youtube..lead wrote: ↑ whats the specs on your current media pc setup how many drives?
But first here
goto your wifi card or your router and use use these adguard dns servers instead of cloudfare
dns 1 =188.8.131.52
dns 2 =184.108.40.206
Family protection (have no idea how these help maybe block pron queries)
try on a device first and see if you like it.
Apr 13th, 2020 2:46 pm