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How to manage your Pi-hole with DroidHole for Android
- Ashik Nesin
Pi-hole is a Linux network-level Ad blocker app that you can install on your server/NAS or even on a device like Raspberry Pi.
Once you've installed and configured it (adding ad block lists, etc) you can use it as sort of like a DNS for any of your devices. You can even configure it at the router level so that you don't even need to change DNS for every single device.
It has a dashboard using which you can configure everything.
And the best part is it provides API support which you can use to perform operations without even logging into the dashboard every single time. And many apps are built on top of the API.
DroidHole is one such app for Android devices.
Using this you can keep an eye on your Pi-hole app and also perform operations like temporarily allowing ads right from the app itself.
And it is open-source as well.
Setting up is actually straight forward. You just need to configure your Pi-hole IP address/domain and port and also your API key (you can scan the QR code as well) for the first time.
Happy blocking ads!