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Temporarily disable filtering

Before I migrated from Pi-hole, there was an option to disable blocking for 10 seconds, 30 seconds, 5 minutes, etc. I was able to use that for troubleshooting.

E.g. to identify if Pi-hole was causing a problem, uBO, or the website was having a problem. Pain having to change DNS to verify if a blocklist is causing it.

When something isn't working on my wife's computer, I have to go through log and start adding some things that could be a problem, wait for TTL, and see if that fixes it. World be great if we could have a disable button per profile so that it just acts as a resolver without any blocking (basically, same as if a free user goes over 300,000 queries in over month).

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    • Proton
    • 1 yr ago
    • Reported - view

    I strongly considered subscribing to NextDNS, as I think it has a lot of potential.  However, once I discovered it can't be temporarily turned off, I had to revert back to Pihole.  Specifically, I want to point my router DNS settings to it so all devices on my network automatically use it.  Without a method to quickly toggle active/disabled (like on Pihole with a mobile widget or browser extension), it's just not feasible for me.  I was hoping the new API would have an option, but there doesn't appear to be one.

    • Rob_Nicholson
    • 1 yr ago
    • Reported - view

    Another hand up for this feature - currently trying to diagnose a problem on an exam PC which could be due to blocking. I'm having to do it at the weekend before the only way to disable NextDNS entirely is to remove it from the Fritzbox router and exit NextDNS client. This should be a client option so that even if NextDNS is running on the router, it would still effectively remove all unblocking for whatever

    • Nezteb
    • 1 yr ago
    • Reported - view

    While there are workarounds for this, the inability to disable all NextDNS filtering with the click of a button in the web UI is the one thing holding me back from fully committing to NextDNS and attempting to convince all of my friends and family to use it as well. 😅

    • Brett_Davis
    • 1 yr ago
    • Reported - view

    Created an account specifically to vote for this. Unfortunately NextDNS is unusable for me without this feature.

    • Matt_Sayar
    • 1 yr ago
    • Reported - view

    Is there a way to vote for this feature request officially? 

    • Thomas_Parkison
    • 1 yr ago
    • Reported - view

    Yes, this is a much needed option. Please implement this.

    • Giacomo_Scarselli
    • 1 yr ago
    • Reported - view

    Please give us this feature!

    • DerekS
    • 1 yr ago
    • Reported - view

    Yes this is HIGHLY needed. I use NextDNS CLI on my Firewalla and the only UI way to bypass NextDNS is to start a VPN on my computer so that NextDNS is bypassed. I should not need to do that. NextDNS needs some type of bypass feature, be it at the device level or global.

    • SteakWeird
    • 1 yr ago
    • Reported - view

    Des nouvelles sur l'avancée de cette fonctionnalitée, on l'attends avec impatiente @nextdns !!

    • FANE
    • 1 yr ago
    • Reported - view

    Possible Solution: Add wildcard (*) to override any rules, for example to allow any .com domains, enter (*.com) to the allowlist which will override all denylist rules which should fix all websites for most people (add country specific domains as required).

    • al_ex
    • 1 yr ago
    • Reported - view

    I really hope this is going to be implemented. Few levels of 'pause' would be perfect:

    1) Pause all functionality (clear state)

    2) Pause privacy/security/etc. features

    3) Pause usage of certain blocklists individually

     

    Also a reminder on the main page that something is paused would be perfect too.

    Maybe even an option to pause temporarily: with a timeout (15 min, 1 hour) or until the specific datetime (until tomorrow 2:00 PM).

    • ericafterdark
    • 10 mths ago
    • Reported - view

    So it's 2023 now. It's been years. Is this on the roadmap?

    It would be great to disable filtering per device and/or disable filtering for X amount of time.

    • Pino
    • 10 mths ago
    • Reported - view

    I have installed two profiles on each of my devices (iPhone/iPad/MacBock,...). A profile has all filters activated a second profile only a few security features. 

     

    In order to temporarily deactivate the NextDNS filter, I can therefore switch the profiles accordingly in the device settings or thus switch off the filter.

    Unfortunately, this is a bit cumbersome on a MacBook, for this I'm looking for a faster switch... if anyone has an idea how to change the filters of the network faster?

     

    On my iPhone/iPad I created a shortcut on my home screen that takes me very quickly to the right settings, that's ok.

     

    • Geoffrey_Sperl
    • 8 mths ago
    • Reported - view

    Bump.

    This is a necessity. Yes, the allowlist will override something being blocked, I get that. Yes, I could create a shortcut, etc., but that's not a real solution. There needs to be a browser extension or the like to quickly allow for this.

      • ericafterdark
      • 7 mths ago
      • Reported - view

      yes. We really need this.

    • Devyn_Osborne
    • 4 mths ago
    • Reported - view

    +1.

    I use the NextDNS apps on macOS and iOS, which just have "enable" and "disable" functions. I would love it if they had "disable for 5 minutes" (or a few time options, as suggested above).

    I occasionally need to disable for a one-off website to make a purchase or something, and often forget to re-enable. This would be a huge help.

    • santi
    • 3 mths ago
    • Reported - view

    +1

    • Jarek
    • 2 mths ago
    • Reported - view

    +2

    • Patrick.7
    • 2 mths ago
    • Reported - view

    +1
    Any update on this request?

    • Robert_A_McSwain
    • 4 wk ago
    • Reported - view

    +1. Being able to isolate issues quickly is a staple of using Pi-hole / uBlock Origin

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