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Pi-hole in Docker on ReadyNAS / Blog / Community / Home – jaqb.gda.pl

If you use ReadyNAS OS 6 you can install Pi-hole in Docker container:

docker run --name my-new-pi-hole \       -e ServerIP= \       -e DNS1= \       -e WEBPASSWORD=secret \       -d \       -p 8080:80 -p 53:53 -p 53:53/udp \       diginc/pi-hole  

you don’t have to run

docker pull diginc/pi-hole  

it will be done automatic (or rather automagic).

As You can see I’ve set up several parameters:

  • run is command to docker to run container
  • –name my-new-pi-hole is name of container (optional)
  • -e means Environment Variable – it is to pass some options to container
    • ServerIP – it is IP that Pi-hole should use (mandatory)
    • DNS1 – IP of your DNS server (optional) – if you not provide it will use google’s DNS
    • WEBPASSWORD (useful) – you will need it to login to administration portal
  • -d – tells to docker that this container should work in background
  • -p – is port redirection from your docker machine to port in container
    • 8080:80 (useful) – is redirection of 8080 port of your docker machine to port 80 in container
    • 53:53 (optional)- is redirection of 53 port of your docker machine to port 53 in container (not necessary in my case)
    • 53:53/udp (very useful) – is the same for UDP port – this is what we need to work
  • diginc/pi-hole – is of course name of image to run

Now you can use command

docker ps  

to get some information about your container

CONTAINER ID        IMAGE               COMMAND             CREATED             STATUS                            PORTS                                                          NAMES  891aeb2c127b        diginc/pi-hole      "/s6-init"          7 seconds ago       Up 2 seconds (health: starting)>53/tcp,>53/udp,>80/tcp   my-new-pi-hole  

as you can see status is health: starting, after some time it will change to healthy.

Now you can login to ( is address of may docker machine) to check that no one has used your server (Total queries 0).

Let’s check if it works:

root@mynas:~# host jaqb.gda.pl  Using domain server:  Name:  Address:  Aliases:    jaqb.gda.pl has address  jaqb.gda.pl mail is handled by 0 mail.jaqb.gda.pl.  


Now it’s enough to change default DNS in your LAN to your docker machine (in my case