Pi-hole has always been dependent on dnsmasq for their DNS/DHCP server, well that is starting to change as Pi-hole evolves and with the creation of FTLDNS by the Pi-hole Team! FTLDNS (Faster than Light Domain Name Services) is the integration of Pi-hole‘s own resolver directly into FTL reducing the dependency on dnsmasq. According to the Pi-hole team this was done to solve a few problems:
FTLDNS is based off dnsmasq and according to the Pi-hole team has the following benefits:
This is very exciting news and Pi-hole currently has a beta program which you can sign up for here. Check it out as I am sure this is the start to many good things to come from Pi-hole!
Anyone running Pi-hole and the FTLDNS Beta? Let me know in the comments below.
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