AdGuard Home - network-wide ad-and-tracker blocking DNS server with Parental control

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Kleinhirn
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AdGuard Home - network-wide ad-and-tracker blocking DNS server with Parental control

Post by Kleinhirn »

Hi,

do you can add the "AdGuard Home" to DietPi?
It is like PiHole, but with additional features.

Information:
https://adguard.com/en/blog/introducing ... ?aid=28400

Setup for RPI:
https://github.com/AdguardTeam/AdGuardH ... spberry-Pi
ilgrank2
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Up for this!
Can you please add it?
Thanks!
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WarHawk
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I also know you can force your router to use "opendns family guard" dns...it's not 100%, but it blocks ALOT (guestimation of maybe 90%) of the garbage floating on the web...the biggest thing is the router needs to be able to force all dns requests thru the family sheild IP's (otherwise manually changing to any other public dns could circumvent it)

nameservers are:

208.67.222.123
208.67.220.123

https://www.opendns.com/setupguide/#familyshield

However as an addon to dietpi running on an RPi or Orange Pi...this seems VERY nice!
Really cool writeup on adguard and why AdGuard is better than just "DNS blackholing"
https://adguard.com/en/blog/adguard-vs-adaway-dns66/
Can I uninstall my ad blocker now?

The main advantage of AG Home lies in its ability to protect the whole network. When it comes to the sheer "filtering power", DNS-based ad blocking is inherently less potent and flexible than the approach taken by browser extensions and especially less so than dedicated tools. As an example, this article compares AG for Android and hosts-based ad blockers, and it gives a good impression of their relative capabilities. Whether you need this level of protection or not is a matter only you can decide.

And that's about it, hope you'll like AdGuard Home and will find a good use for it!
Kleinhirn
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Post by Kleinhirn »

Anyone know if Adguard Home will add to Dietpi?
The function of Adguard home is better than Pi-Hole.
They want to add "childen pc with parent control" and "different filter for PC/Laptop/Smartphone" and more options and settings.
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WarHawk
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Might have to sideload it if a diepti authorized script isn't included...the OP has a link on how to install on RPi

Just make sure that the DHCP server of your home router points to the AdGuard/PiHole DNS filter to assign out DHCP address internally, and your router has the ability to FORCE all DNS requests to go to the AdGuard/PiHole DNS filter or it can be circumvented by manually entering a public DNS address in the network config settings.
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I think this still isn't included in dietpi, right? Has anybody managed to sideload it within dietpi? I am currently using pihole (with dietpi) but i want to switch to adguard. Its blocking abilities are far more better.
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nope it's not yet included. But you could install it yourself by following the AdGuardHome install guide. I did it once in the past for testing purposes.

https://github.com/AdguardTeam/AdGuardH ... spberry-Pi
Pls let us know if a solution is working. This could help others if they hit by similar situation. Your DietPi Team
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Joulinar wrote: Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:21 am nope it's not yet included. But you could install it yourself by following the AdGuardHome install guide. I did it once in the past for testing purposes.

https://github.com/AdguardTeam/AdGuardH ... spberry-Pi
Hi, thanks for the quick reply. So you managed to run it inside dietpi you say? If that is the case i will give it a try. Does it run automatically when you boot the pi? Will i be able to set it to do so? By the way, your post sounds like you are not using it anymore. Is there any particular reason for that?
Thanks.
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I tried it at an early state and was not satisfied. At this time it was even not offering DHCP server functionality. I'm using PiHole and I'm quite happy with it. Even PiHole 5 (beta) seems to be nice. Personally I still don't know what should be the benefit of AGH.

Installation of AGH is pretty easy. Just download a file, unzip and install it. A needed service to start on boot will be created automatically. Altogether you are done in less than 5 minutes (if you are slow typing ;) ).
Pls let us know if a solution is working. This could help others if they hit by similar situation. Your DietPi Team
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Joulinar wrote: Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:51 am I tried it at an early state and was not satisfied. At this time it was even not offering DHCP server functionality. I'm using PiHole and I'm quite happy with it. Even PiHole 5 (beta) seems to be nice. Personally I still don't know what should be the benefit of AGH.

Installation of AGH is pretty easy. Just download a file, unzip and install it. A needed service to start on boot will be created automatically. Altogether you are done in less than 5 minutes (if you are slow typing ;) ).
Thanks dude. I just tried it. Unfortunately i couldn't enter its ip format into my router's dns address line. Adguard Home does not work if you only enter the ip without the port number. My router did not accept the ip addres with the ":number number" extension. It only accepts ip addresses. Although i couldn't use the service, i could install it and i could access its web interface by entering the ip address in my browser, so it definately works. So if anybody has a router that accepts ip addresses with port numbers as dns addresses, you can definately use Adguard Home.
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