The other day I noticed the “update available” messages at the bottom of the pi-hole dashboard and had the bright idea to uninstall/re-install pi-hole on my umbrel to see if it would grab the latest versions of everything. After doing this, my pi-hole is no longer blocking traffic. I have my router configured to use the Umbrel for DNS, so nothing’s changed there. I even see all of my queries going through…it’s simply refusing to block anything. Any suggestions about how I might fix this?
BTW I absolutely love this thing!!
After more google-fu I fixed this issue by following the guidance here.
I’ve the same issue, but it never started running in my case…
DO you mind providing a bit more details on the process (maybe in a step-by-step fashion) for us newbies to fix this issue?
Checked the link you shared but still not 100% clear to me… for example, how (which command) do I I need to edit the
Thanks in advance
These are the exact steps I took…but I barely know what I’m doing myself, so YMMV. I’ll also add that my Umbrel was hard-booted due to a power outage and the issue started again! This time I was able to fix it by entering the IP address of my Umbrel in /etc/resolv.conf rather than localhost 127.0.0.1. Anyway, here goes:
- Downloadd and install PuTTY from here
- Enter the IP address of your Umbrel in the hostname field of PuTTY, leave everything else as default and hit “open”
- login as userid “umbrel” and use the password you set
- type sudo nano /etc/resolv.conf and enter your umbrel password again
- my entries are:
The first entry is the static IP address of the Umbrel on my local network. The second entry is my router’s IP. After you make updates, hit ctrl-o to write and ctrl-x to exit.
- type sudo nano /etc/resolvconf.conf
Near the top you will see blue text preceeded by “#” above the name_servers line.
- delete the “#” that proceeds the name_servers line so that it looks like:
Again, remember to modify the above address so that it matches your Umbrel which is almost certainly not 137. After you make updates, hit ctrl-o to write and ctrl-x to exit.
- restart the Umbrel
I hope this helps!
Well, I clearly don’t know what I’m doing although I do feel as though I’m on the right track… Anyway, I recently upgraded to Umbrel 0.5.0 and in order to do so, had to re-install Pi-Hole and the rest of my apps. Pi Hole stopped blocking again after that update. I followed my own steps above and it didn’t work.
I kept experimenting though and after changing the steps as below (but still following the rest of my guidance in the previous post,) it started working again:
Replace the updates made in steps 4 and 5 with only this:
…and step 7 with only this: