Client names instead of IPs on PiHole?

Hi there,
is there a possibility to show the client names instead of the client IPs in the query log?
I gave the active clients names within the client subitem, but I still see just IPs within the query log.


In settings > DNS there is an entry for conditional forwarding

Conditional forwarding

If not configured as your DHCP server, Pi-hole typically won’t be able to determine the names of devices on your local network. As a result, tables such as Top Clients will only show IP addresses.

Activate this feature and put in your network address and the IP of the DHCP server.


Or create a custom configuration for dnsmasq to be able to pass PTR request to your DHCP server.

Or is Pihole DHCP server?

thanks, that seems to be the kind of solution.
But I still don’t really understand, why PiHole has the subitem “clients”. So I can name them, but I can not see these names within the query log. Is there any other sense for this subitem?

I think the solution of Jappe is quicker. For I don’t even know what PTR requests are :smiley:
The router is DHCP server.

For the functionality and why thinks are as they are, you can check with Pihole guy’s :wink:

For PTR Reverse DNS lookup - Wikipedia

Reverse DNS lookup or reverse DNS resolution (rDNS) is the querying technique of the Domain Name System (DNS) to determine the domain name associated with an IP address

I configure this on my Pihole to get host name for IPv6 clients from router