Setting Up 188.8.131.52 for Families on a Pi-Hole
October 28, 2021
After seeing Cloudflare’s 184.108.40.206 for Families mentioned on the front page of HackerNews, I thought it might be helpful to show those currently using a pi-hole device how to include 220.127.116.11 alongside it.
Keeping Things Updated
It should go without saying that you should be running the latest stable pi-hole version for security and full feature support. To do so, simply
ssh into your device (or connect to it directly if you prefer) and run the following to check your pi-hole version:
And if your version is out of date, run:
Once it completes the update everything will be good to go!
Adding 18.104.22.168 (22.214.171.124)
Now you need to navigate to your main pi-hole admin in your browser (most likely the url will be pi.hole). Login in using your credentials and the do the following steps:
- Navigate to Settings
- Navigate to DNS
- Under “Upstream DNS Servers” enter:
- Custom 1 (IPv4): 126.96.36.199
- Custom 2 (IPv4): 188.8.131.52
Ad-Block & Malware Protection
You now officially have protection against both intrusive advertisements and sites flagged with malware. Happy (and now safer) browsing!
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