Pi-hole 5.1 mit Darkmode und weiteren Features

Der DNS Server mit Werbeblocker, Pi-Hole, ist in Version 5.1 erschienen. Die neue Version bringt zahlreiche Veränderungen und Verbesserungen. Zu den Neuerungen zählen der Darkmode, der häufig nachgefragt wurde, der bessere Forward für interne Umleitungen und die erweiterte Diagnostic…

Pi-Hole 5.1 Release Notes

Improved conditional forwarding flexibility

“Conditional forwarding” can be used to tell FTL to send queries to local devices (either with a local domain) and PTR requests for private ranges to a dedicated device (typically the router of the network) instead of the configured upstreams.
While this works for most users, it was not very flexible, as it implies three severe limitations (assuming the router is 10.1.2.3):

  • It is limited to IPv4
  • It automatically assumes a Class D network. i.e. 10.1.2.0/24. This is often correct (typically for 192.168.x.0/24 networks, but may also be wrong!
  • It requires the subnet to be the same Class D network the router is in (this may be a fair assumption, however).

Pi-hole v5.1 makes conditional forwarding more flexible:

  • It supports IPv4 and IPv6
  • It adds a dedicated box for the local subnet to be used (can be, e.g., 10.0.0.0/8 in above’s example)
  • The router can be specified independently of the subnet, it could even be a foreign device (like “ask 13.225.3.2 for all IPs in range 10.0.0.0/8).

Pi-hole diagnostics system

We added a new tool providing users with easily accessible error messages. Previously, all these massages were only accessible by looking carefully through /var/log/pihole-FTL.log. As a result, many issues stayed unnoticed.

Fix for a severe bug in dnsmasq v2.81

We adopted dnsmasq v2.81 very early on. As it turned out, there was quite a severe bug in TCP query handling giving rise to a very large number of bug reports for FTL. We found a fix for this and it will be in dnsmasq v2.82. We have also applied the fix to Pi-hole FTL v5.1

Option to use the old style charts on dashboard

You now have the option to use the old curved line charts on the dashboard instead of the newer bar charts.

Updated Teleporter function

Exports more items and will import everything that is exported.  Also, the teleporter export file name now includes the host name of the Pi-hole that generated the file (handy if you have multiple Pi-holes).

Added functionality of Local DNS records

Added support for CNAME records.

Improved handling of duplicate entries in adlists or domains

Don’t hard fail when adding duplicate adlists.

Minor re-arrangement of admin GUI

Moved network tab to “Tools” menu.  General tidying and re-wording of various bits of the web GUI.


Further details can be found in the complete change log. You see, Pi-hole v5.1 again brings a lot of new stuff and also quite some fixes and other improvements:

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