Anybody has tried running an ad-blocking service(e.g. Pi-Hole) on our device?


#1

My device is currently serving me at home as a Plex media server. However, I feel like it still can do other things alongside other services. I have read in other forums regarding other SBCs(especially Raspberry) serving multiple functions on one device, that’s actually pretty neat.

In particular, I would like to know if running an ad-blocking DNS service(e.g.Pi-Hole) is possible with our rock960.

Anybody have done this or have any inputs regarding this?
TIA


#2

Well, I don’t see why it wouldn’t, it’s Linux generic. The rock960 acting as a DNS server, I would recommend having it directly connected to your main router/switch via ethernet. Moreover, whenever you want to host multiple services which expose a web interface (e.g. for configuration), make sure they use different ports.


#3

Wouldn’t it make more sense to run ad blocking directly on your router?


#4

Ok, I found the pihole GitHub and I’ll try to follow the installation from there. Which is also presented here -> https://youtu.be/vKWjx1AQYgs


#5

Thanks for the inputs guys.

I was also able to gather some info from another forum and finally got the Pi-Hole working on my Rock960 with the Ubuntu server os. It has already Plex media server running before, and now has Pi-Hole service in addition. Installation was simply just two steps.

First, I installed the missing packages.

sudo apt-get --no-install-recommends install dialog dhcpcd5

then run the Pi-Hole installer:

sudo curl -sSL https://install.pi-hole.net | bash

I just left all the options at “default” for the mean time. Running fine so far.