Unbound adblockers - What does unbound manager do differently?

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akirru

Occasional Visitor
Hi all,

first of all thanks for the all of the continued hard work. I love using entware and its addons.

So I have made a discovery. I don't understand why but the unbound manager is more powerful for me than anything else I've used apart from a browser adblock. I have tried many dns adblockers such as Pi-Hole, Ad-away home and Diversion. But nothing blocks ads like unbound manager. The others work relatively well but unbound manager is the only one that blocks adds within my firetv apps. I have no adverts in 40d,Plutotv etc. But I noticed it is using the same blocklist as pi-hole and Diversion standard.

So could you tell me what it's doing differently?

Wonderful and useful app though.

Andy
 

dave14305

Part of the Furniture
Diversion includes a hard-coded whitelist that allows some major ad domains in order to allow ads on snbforums.com. That might explain why it could be less effective than Unbound or Pi-Hole on the rest of the internet, but it wouldn’t explain Pi-Hole underperforming Unbound.
 

New2This

Senior Member
@dave14305 , What lists to you recommend using for Unbound? Or what list do you use
 

akirru

Occasional Visitor
As I mentioned I tried several blockers and the only difference I could find was the youtube adblock. I know Diversion has something for this too. But even with this disabled the ads wont play. I just discovered this by accident one night. I'm not complaining. Unbound blocks the same ads as pi-hole etc on the browser and it doesn't work with youtube ads etc But as I said it will block most ads on firetv apps.

Another thing I've noticed is that some sites will detect an adblocker with unbound but don't when I'm using pi-hole etc. So it must be doing something differently.
 

New2This

Senior Member
I use the Standard list in Diversion.
Thanks. So Unbound just uses port #53 from the ISP?
Or would DoT be better to run .. Guess it all comes down to privacy to each of there own
 
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Martineau

Part of the Furniture
@dave14305 , What lists to you recommend using for Unbound? Or what list do you use
Default blocksites file (StevenBlack source only) used by unbound_manager currently uses 60525 domains

Code:
[✔] Ad and Tracker Blocking (No. of Adblock domains=60525,Blocked Hosts=10,Allowlist=19,Blocked Country=10)
[✔] YouTube Ad Blocking (Forcing to use YT IP 173.194.129.201, No. of YouTube Video Ad domains=8)

Adding additional blocksites sources bumps the domain count to 229582

e.g.
Code:
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/StevenBlack/hosts/master/hosts
https://www.stopforumspam.com/downloads/toxic_domains_whole.txt
#TikTok
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/llacb47/mischosts/master/tiktok-hosts
#
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/mitchellkrogza/The-Big-List-of-Hacked-Malware-Web-Sites/master/hacked-domains.list
https://blocklist.cyberthreatcoalition.org/vetted/domain.txt
#
#Zones_in_unbound_format
#
https://gitlab.com/my-privacy-dns/rpz-dns-firewall-tools/unbound/-/raw/master/nxdomain/adaway/mobileadtrackers.zone
https://gitlab.com/my-privacy-dns/rpz-dns-firewall-tools/unbound/-/raw/master/nxdomain/mypdns/mypdns.adware.zone
https://gitlab.com/my-privacy-dns/rpz-dns-firewall-tools/unbound/-/raw/master/nxdomain/mypdns/mypdns.typosquatting.zone

Code:
[✔] Ad and Tracker Blocking (No. of Adblock domains=229582,Blocked Hosts=10,Allowlist=19,Blocked Country=10)
[✔] YouTube Ad Blocking (Forcing to use YT IP 173.194.129.201, No. of YouTube Video Ad domains=8)
 

juched

Senior Member
It shouldn't do anything different, other than returning NX_DOMAIN vs. a Null IP (0.0.0.0) or even a pixelserv-tls IP. Perhaps that does something different. Personally, I am now using a Null IP (0.0.0.0), but was using NX_DOMAIN for quite a while with limited difference.
 

rgnldo

Very Senior Member
I dont´t know exactly but the only way for blocking of advertisements via DNS without compromising the DNSSEC verification: RPZ - firewall DNS.
I use E2guardian.
 

barutchiev

Regular Contributor
Hi,I'm sorry to use the topic, but I don't think it's pointless to open a new one, for a little help .I tried Unbound, but I had a problem with blocking ads. I tried to uninstall it, but when option 2 is selected, it does not uninstall. Can you help me remove it?
 

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Martineau

Part of the Furniture
Hi,I'm sorry to use the topic, but I don't think it's pointless to open a new one, for a little help .I tried Unbound, but I had a problem with blocking ads. I tried to uninstall it, but when option 2 is selected, it does not uninstall. Can you help me remove it?
As per the prompt, you need to reply 'Y' (uppercase character rather than lowercase 'y') to confirm/action the uninstall.
 

barutchiev

Regular Contributor
As per the prompt, you need to reply 'Y' (uppercase character rather than lowercase 'y') to confirm/action the uninstall.
Thank you. While looking for ways, I logged in through WinSCP and deleted the files manually. I was deceived because the options of most add-ons do not require a capital letter, and nowhere did it tell me that I choose a non-existent letter as a confirmation. You guys are great. Thanks to everyone for their work.
 

Gar

Very Senior Member
Install issue I have not had before:

Generating unbound-anchor 'root key'
libunbound error: udp connect failed cannot assign requested address port 53

This line appeared 2-12 times during initial install and each subsequent update attempt until finally completing without errors after about 20 tries.

What does it mean and should I be concerned? Install appears to have completed successfully and unbound is working fine as far as I can tell.
 

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