For a few months now I have used the software package named Pi-Hole as an internal network DNS server to prevent ad sites in addition to malicious websites from being accessible form compute resources on my home network.
Pi-Hole is a small install that can be installed on any Linux system and it works like a charm.
Install is simple, just run the following command:
curl -sSL https://install.pi-hole.net | bash
Answer a few questions about how you would like the software configured and your up and running.
This is a very useful software this gives you many options to report on the activity of the systems on your network and what connections were requested and those blocked.
For more information and details please visit: https://pi-hole.net/
The following video also shows the installation process via a Putty SSH session.
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Malicious Lists – used to block phishing, and malware sites
Almost 50% of my home network traffic is junk, and so is yours. Do something about it, because your privacy is being taken from you and sold.