This week's colloquium: "Block Internet Advertisements by Setting up Pi-Hole on an Older PCs or Laptop"
The Compute Ontario Colloquia are weekly Zoom presentations on Advanced Research Computing, High Performance Computing, Research Data Management, and Research Software topics, delivered by staff from three Compute Ontario consortia (CAC, SciNet, SHARCNET) and guest speakers. The colloquia are one hour long and include time for questions. No registration is required. Most presentations are recorded and uploaded to the hosting consortium video channel.
Pi-Hole, a lightweight network-wide ad blocker, stands as a powerful solution for enhancing online privacy, security, and the overall user experience. We will explore the dynamic world of Pi-Hole using a Docker container implementation, which can be easily deployed on older hardware using Docker.
We'll guide you through the process of setting up Docker networking to allow Pi-Hole to have its own IP address on your network. Additionally, we'll demonstrate how to use Pi-Hole as a local DNS server. Furthermore, we'll examine other resources that complement Pi-Hole, enhancing its capabilities in blocking ads and malware domains.