Not convinced DNSBL is working

  • Hi,

    So I'm new to pfBlocker (moved from pi-hole) and I'm not convinced it's actually working fully.

    A simple test I did was to take one of the URLs out of one of the blacklists and go to it in Chrome. Now if it was working I would have either got a blocked error page or certificate page but many of the sites I tested are loading even though they are in the list.

    Some were blocked but just not all of them.

    I was wondering if there's a limit to how many you can have added and I may have reached that by adding some of my own lists?


  • @Daskew78 After adding the list, if you did not reload pfBlockerNG, you're bound to reach the sites. Hope you did NOT enabled all rules too. Also, if you were blocked from some site that should have convinced you DNSBL is working!

  • @NollipfSense Yes I did reload ALL but as said some sites in the list are still accessible.

  • @NollipfSense I think I sussed it...

    I had the Alexa Top1M set to 500K thinking this was a verified list.

    I've changed it 10K and it seems to be blocking everything in the list now.

    Anything wrong with using this list or setting it to 10K if using it?

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