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GeneralPi-Hole Week 1 Pin
#realJSOP27-Sep-18 2:02
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I got a 2nd Pi and setup my secondary DNS server. The pi-mary DNS server has blocked 38% of queries made (SWMBO's iPad is quite the chatty Kathy in this regard) since I stood the server up. I'm happy with that result, and I don't mind at all that these little boxes are running Linux. It's actually a refreshing break from Redmond's oppressive Windows OS.

RANT #1 =============
The pi-hole multi-server support is non-existent - if you have two pi-hole servers, neither one knows about the other (c'mon guys, it's not the 80's any more - THINK ABOUT YOUR USERS!). Seems to me that it would be assumed that the low cost of entry would prompt a lot of people to run two pi-holes for DNS.

Things become even worse with regards to also being a DHCP server (you shouldn't have more than one DHCP server on the network at a time, and this forces me to keep using the router as a DHCP server). In the event the primary pi-hole goes down, the secondary will be used, but you have to manually turn on dhcp for your network to be 100% again. Some interaction and automation between two (or more) pi-holes would be really nice.

RANT #2 =============
Every time I see someone having a problem, the universal answer is to issue a series of arcane command line statements. To be fair, this has ALWAYS been Linux's biggest failures in terms of acceptance, and is not at all pihole's fault. Modern (non-Linux) users have become so spoiled with pretty GUIs (and yes, that includes me) that they would simply rather not bother with command line crap. There is no value in forcing people to be propeller heads, and there's no reason to keep insisting on doing it. Period.

I understand that most people run pi-hole devices in a headless configuration and might install the non-GUI version of raspian to create the smallest possible footprint, but there IS a version of raspian created for those that would like to remote desktop into a GUI instead of using a PuTTY console, so they should put some effort into supporting the users that choose to do this.

NON-RANT ============
Pi #1 is running on a new 16GB SD card, but Pi #2 is running on a 5-year old 8GB card (dog slow compared to the 16GB card). Hopefully, I'll get my 32gb compact thumb drives in the next day or two, and I'll transfer the OS image from both Pi's to the larger thumb drives. I've read the SD cards are substantially slower than a USB drive, and even more important, are not nearly as reliable. It's really too bad that the Pi 3B+ doesn't have a USB3 port (like most SBC alternatives already do), because booting from USB will be even faster. Here's hoping we get more RAM, a faster CPU, and USB3 on the Pi4...
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