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Does anyone run PiHole at their parents' house?

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  1. Extremely simple P2P Encrypted VPN

    I would put zerotier on to allow remote support of Pihole cmd line and Mint updates too. Best if you have it do dhcp, but be aware that if it does go down they will not have internet and you can not remote in either. I would also setup unbound dns. Also don't be too aggressive with block lists - the defaults do work pretty well.
  2. Pi-hole is a multi-platform, network-wide ad blocker.

    I would put zerotier on to allow remote support of Pihole cmd line and Mint updates too. Best if you have it do dhcp, but be aware that if it does go down they will not have internet and you can not remote in either. I would also setup unbound dns. Also don't be too aggressive with block lists - the defaults do work pretty well.
  3. Dietpi is a debian based operative system made to install new apps easyer.

    FYI - you may want to look into https://dietpi.com/ -- there is a VM available and pihole is just a click to install.