I just found out about pi hole. Is there a way to set it up for a Windows PC?
You can. Run an Ubuntu on a VM like Hyper-V or VMware and install Pi Hole using
curl -sSL https://install.pi-hole.net | bash. After installation, bridge your network from Windows to Ubuntu. Or just use the Docker container.
Any other easy way? Need something simple and quick.
Running Pi Hole with VM or Docker will require 500 M memory at minimum. I prefer using a DNS proxy like Acrylic or even the default Windows hosts.
Doesn’t a fat hosts file slow down the host service? I was using a similar setup before I switched to Pi Hole. I dig it for the dashboard and auto update features.
Oh it does! The network svchost services hogs down resources once it begins reading the hosts. But for single device on a network, it is simple than running a VM. If it is for a network wide blocking a dedicated blackhole makes sense.
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