I didn't select any host list at the installation, now how can i create my own block-list for Pi-Hole?
Do i need to create a .sh file or a .txt?
Obs: I am using Raspbian to run Pi-Hole.

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If you want to use the standard lists that can be set at install time you can set them active at x.x.x.x/admin/settings.php?tab=blocklists where x.x.x.x is the IP or name of the Pi running Pi-Hole.

This can also be reached by:

  • Log into the admin console
  • Select the Settings option from the left menu
  • Select Blacklist from the top tabs
  • Select the ones you want to use by ticking the 'Enabled' box for each list
  • Select the Save and Update (not just the Save)

The other ways of importing block lists are:

  • Log in to pi-hole via the admin screen
  • Settings
  • Blocklists
  • Add any specific URLS of your own
  • Select Save and repeat for any more of your own URLs
  • Finally Save and update (not just save)

Blacklisted domains are stored in /etc/pihole/blacklist.txt - DO NOT edit this directly!

You normally use the Pi-hole admin screen to do this.

  • Log-in as normal
  • Select Blacklist from the menu
  • Enter the domains / regex pattern in

You can also add domains from the command line

pihole -b -f domain1 [domain2...]

use ‘-w’ for WHITELIST changes The -f forces the reload of dnsmasq after the import so it’s up to date

Edit: The settings / teleporter function allows you to import any blacklist or regex file from a Mac (and I assume a PC) via two files.

  • Normal blacklist entries should be in a linefeed terminated file - one domain to a line.
  • RegEx entries should be in a linefeed terminated file - one pattern to a line.

File names must be blacklist.txt and regex.list respectively AND they must be wrapped up into a .tar.gz file. To import:

  • Log in to the admin console
  • Settings / Teleporter
  • Select the file using the 'choose file' button
  • Select blacklist and or regex from the left hand side
  • Hit the import button

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