A few months ago I decided to move away from Windows 10 and go back to a Linux-based desktop. I chose Fedora 24, based on my Red Hat experience. Regardless, I’ve been wanting to install Pi-Hole for a while and finally got around to it. There are a couple caveats, but overall, it’s a pretty seamless install.
First, ensure that you are completely up to date before you begin:
$: sudo dnf update -y
Once you are all up to date, simply open a terminal and run the following command:
$: curl -L https://install.pi-hole.net | bash
Pi-Hole will run through the script and tell you everything is groovy, but that’s not actually the case on Fedora. There are a couple things you need to do.
Step 1: Symlink the pihole binary to /usr/sbin/pihole:
# ln -s /usr/local/bin/pihole /usr/sbin/pihole
Step 2 (only if you were previously DHCP):
Remove duplicate ONBOOT setting in network script. The Pi-Hole installer attempts to make your IP Configuration static if it wasn’t already. This will leave you with two ONBOOT settings. Leave ONBOOT=none and remove the others.
Step 3: Update your lists:
$: sudo /opt/pihole/gravity.sh
Now, you can log in to your router and point the DNS servers to your Pi-Hole box. In my case, Pi-Hole is running on my desktop @ 192.168.1.20. Therefore, I logged into my router and set the DNS server to 192.168.1.20.
Now, all of the traffic on my network will be protected from ads, removing the need to install an ad-blocker on every browser/device. I’m also shielded from ads on devices that can’t install ad-blockers, such as my PS4.
I hope this was informative and helps someone out there who had the same issue I had.
Thus far, I’ve only been using it for 10 minutes and already 2% of my traffic has been blocked due to ads. Hallelujah!