Heard y’all talk about checking out pihole on the ep 56. I highly recommend it.
I set it up on an old laptop running Ubuntu server 20.04 about a month ago. It’s a lot of fun blocking ads and reports home from all the different devices on my network.
You can grep the pihole logs and find domains that might not be on your ad-list. The only problem here is that unless you tell your hosts to use the Pihole as their DNS it is sometimes hard to parse those logs, everything is shown as your router making the request. And a lot of devices you can’t change their DNS server. Like a smart light, or vacuum. But if you have a router that lets you look at the DNS logs, one running OpenWRT, you can grep those logs (after you enable logging) for the specific IP of the devices. Then find out that the smart TV that Sony has dropped support for years ago is still sending analytics back to sony. Or your smart light is sending in usage data every time you turn it on or open the app.
Thanks for the great show BTW