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).

14replies Oldest first
  • Oldest first
  • Newest first
  • Active threads
  • Popular
  • Made an account to suggest this feature as well, but already saw this thread. I would very much appreciate this option as well. I think the PiHole implementation -- where you can disable filtering and just do raw DNS resolution -- for 30 seconds, 1 minute, 5 minutes, or until manually switched back on -- would be ideal.

    Like 2
  • Yeah. I need that, too.

    As I use nextDNS on my router (asus wrt merlin) I am not able to simply disable filtering without completely uninstalling and then reinstalling it...

    But I have Problems with the:

    - speedtestn.net app - it crashes on ios in nextdns-filtered networks and blocklist does not show, which request was blocked befor crash :/

    - I was not able to restore my iPhone from apple server cloud backup on wifi... had to use mobile traffic (luckily my ISP sponsored 100GB this month) - but that proves also some thing is filtered with nxtdns


    SO I'd like to have this option to temporarily disable all filtering, too.


    happy holidays

    Like 1
  • This would be a great feature!

    Like 1
  • Definitely needed; haphazardly adding whitelists or removing/re-adding blocklists for trial & error is not the way

    Like 1
  • +1

    Like 1
  • I like this suggestion also.

    One way to accomplish this however is too add a profile that has no filtering and then you can switch between them on your device.  Though, it would be easier to just simply add a switch to disable all filters while leaving your filter selections in place on the same profile.

    Like 2
  • This feature would be a tremendous help.  I often run into situations where I need to access a site one time.  I'd like to just hit an 'Allow for 1 day' type of options and see it in the list.  Then I would remove it before that time if I needed, or if I wait the system will remove it after the 1 day I specified when creating the entry on the allowlist.

    Like 2
      • Low Tide
      • Low_Tide
      • 3 mths ago
      • Reported - view

      Dustin Aubrey I want to block sites like reddit during work hours, but sometimes reddit has the answer to a work-related question. It'd be great if I could limit sites like reddit to three visits per hour, so I could view that answer but not get sucked into reading all the posts.

  • Good afternoon Romain Cointepas  &  Olivier Poitrey ,

    Thanks for everything you do. Hoping to get some traction on some of these postings. I used to post on Reddit and never got a response, but then started here once this site went live. Any info on these requests?

    Thanks so much!

  • Would also love that feature. 

    Like 1
  • This would be super helpful!

    Like 2
  • I don't think that would be a good idea anyone could override the nextdns deny at ease, except this would be an "allow" option/directive from the configuration setup.

    You do not need to wait for TTL, just do ipconfig /flushdns which will clear the DNS cache.

    Like 1
  • +1 Same use case as OP.

    Like 1
  • I want it too because sometime need to remove all filters and re-add it again

Like60 Follow
  • 2 wk agoLast active
  • 14Replies
  • 500Views
  • 16 Following