I decided to test out pi-hole for my raspberry pi, and see if I could stop ads.
Well, on basic testing it’s working.
After testing a few sites, I needed for find an Australian website blocker.
I found a short list here: https://v.firebog.net/hosts/static/w3kbl.txt
As per the feed here:
I also added the full ‘Advertisting Lists’ from here too: https://firebog.net/
It actually broke a website I like, Ars Technica, by breaking the videos.
That can be fixed with the following Regex whitelist:
Then, the videos worked again. All good.
However, after playing for 10 minutes, there’s a part of me that loves the tracking and ability to see what has been blocked on the Raspberry Pi, but It’s creating a slower browsing experience – at this stage.
I’ll see how I go in the future though.