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Sushubh

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seems nice. free limit is pretty generous. has a proper backend where you can blacklist things.

pretty much cloud based version of pi-hole from what i have been reading as i have not personally tried pi-hole.



this is the windows client lol.

 
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Sushubh

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started automatically just fine on boot. so solved the issue i was having with dnscrypt.
 

Sushubh

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Sushubh

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looks like free version might not be enough. i have already done 156,260 queries this month. i started on december 18. and this is only on two devices. my computer and my phone.

it is in beta right now so completely free. once it goes paid... blocking features would stop working after the free limit is over which is currently set at 300,000 queries right now.
 

Sushubh

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do tell how extensive the ad blocking is. i am not using that feature. how good it is. if it works well, i would put it on dad's phone.
 


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Perhaps a local caching resolver can help reduce the hits to NextDNS? I currently have dnsmasq for local caching which is pointed to stubby which in turn talks to NextDNS.

Anyway I started only today, will keep the thread updated with my stats over the next couple of days/weeks.

I didn't enable the Ads and Trackers block list yet, for now just added the known BSNL ad injection domains in the blacklist. That worked as expected.
 

thadougamer

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Which adblocker do you use on NextDNS to remove the ad placeholder as indicated in the screenshot. Have been using adguard. It works, but I hate these ugly placeholders.