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Author Topic: pi-hole?  (Read 6851 times)


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Re: pi-hole?
« Reply #30 on: February 07, 2019, 12:32:52 AM »

If I use the ďtopĒ command, there doesnít appear to be any obvious process thatís using up memory. Java is the highest but thatís for UniFi, but only installed that yesterday. The increasing memory usage was happening before that. I use Raspbian for the OS, donít think that would have a memory leak but could be possible. If memory was released when needed, which it may do, it wouldnít be so bad. The Pi just seems to become very sluggish eventually. Nothing that a reboot doesnít sort though.


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Re: pi-hole?
« Reply #31 on: February 20, 2019, 11:23:46 PM »

I've been using pihole for a bit now. 

I'd say it's main value is educational. Just tail the log of DNS traffic.
yes, it blocks lots of stuff you don't want to see.

But in real life (meaning, not using it as a DHCP server, but sometimes for DNS, and in combination
with other things like javascript consent), it's quite hard to understand.
What translations are being cached where? Locally, router, pi, somewhere else?

I seem to hit "sweet spots", where everything is behaving like I want.
Then something happens, and some important website is giving me interminable GDPR screens.
Could be anything. Maybe something to do with quantserve, who knows... .
Or something else .. life is short. There might be better fish to fry.



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Re: pi-hole?
« Reply #32 on: February 23, 2019, 02:34:12 AM »

If something is leaking memory, what about a script that kills certain offending processes selectively at certain times?

Does anyone know anything about containerisation in *nix? Could that be relevant here as a way of helping to keep this errant stuff under control? (Donít know what on earth Iím talking about until I read up on this.)
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