Running Pi-Hole Ad-Blocker on Kali Linux 🌱

NOTE: I'm running this installation inside a VirtualBox VM

  1. Click the Applications button > Accessories > Terminal
  2. Run the following commands to install updates
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    sudo apt-get clean
    curl -sSL | PIHOLE_SKIP_OS_CHECK=true sudo -E bash
  3. Press Enter until the DNS selection is displayed
  4. Select a DNS provider and press Enter
  5. Press Enter through the rest of the Pi-Hole installer, selecting the defaults
  6. Copy the randomly generated admin password (just in case)
  7. Press Enter to complete the installation
  8. Continue with the following commands
    # rebuild the pihole gravity.db
    sudo pihole -g -r
    # check for updates
    sudo pihole -up
    # change the pihole admin password
    sudo pihole -a -p
    # repair the pihole installation
    PIHOLE_SKIP_OS_CHECK=true sudo -E pihole -r
  9. Press Enter to repair and retain existing settings
  10. Continue with the following commands
    sudo nano /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf
  11. Scrolldown and place a # before mod_compress to comment it out
  12. Press CTRL+O, Enter, CTRL+X to write the changes to lighttpd.conf
  13. Continue with the following commands
    # start lighttpd
    sudo systemctl enable lighttpd
    sudo systemctl start lighttpd
    # restart pihole DNS
    sudo pihole restartdns
  14. Open the Firefox web browser and navigate to about:config
  15. Click the Accept the Risk and Continue button
  16. Search for fallback
  17. Double click the browser.fixup.fallback-to-https to set the value to false
  18. Navigate to http://localhost/admin to reach the pi-hole web UI
  19. Click Login
  20. Authenticate with the admin password

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