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        Tracey Capen
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        PRIVACY By Richard Hay Managing your online security and privacy is a never-ending battle. There is a variety of tools for this task, but each has its
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        For those who use ASUS routers there is an easier way to block “bad” sites by DNS blocking. Use Merlin’s firmware and LonelyCoder’s diversion. This is one reason I stick to ASUS routers supported by Merlin. No extra computer or OS to maintain. See for some detail.


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        Terry Duckett
        AskWoody Lounger

        I run a Pi-Hole in my house as well. I love it.

        However the issue I have is that more and more devices are implementing DNS over TLS or DNS over HTTPS. This is a great thing, however to use my Pi-Hole system I have to turn this off, for example, on my Pixel 3a phone when I’m at home and on my wifi.

        I want secure DNS when I’m not in my house. I wish there was a way to have it auto-enable/disable based on if I’m at home or not.

      • #2288257
        AskWoody Plus

        I’ve been experimenting with free NextDNS service ( with good results so far. You don’t need to setup a server of your own.


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