Hello friends! Long time lurker, first time poster here.
Apologies if this is the incorrect category. If so let me know and I’ll move it if possible.
I’ve been watching the Level1Techs youtube channel for a long time. Haven’t missed an episode for more time than I’d like to admit. I’ve been secretly waiting for Wendell to answer all my questions in one glorious video but my dream has yet to come true so I’m here to ask for advice from the pros.
I’ve recently built myself a media server. I went a little over specifications just in case I dreamt up a few ways to improve my online experience and needed the extra horsepower, so have been delving into this space for some time. So far it looks like the main iterations I want to add to the home server is Pi-Hole, Lancache in Docker-Compose with Unbound but I’d like some advice on the most elegant way to do this. I’m surprised there’s not a lot of hand held info out there already because I’d assume this was a pretty common combination of tools but I am yet to find much on the subject. If I’m mistaken, please point me in the right direction!
I’m assuming Unbound needs to go at the end of the chain, but should Pi-Hole be upstream of Lancache or vice versa? Can anyone foresee any problems from such a setup?
I’m aware there are some pros and cons with each method, for example if Pi-Hole is upstream of Lancache, the Pi-Hole interface will not be able to differentiate between IPs and therefore logging will be inaccurate. This is not a problem for me. Is there anything else?
The main reason I’m doing this project is because I’m moving off-grid with horrid internet caps so need to save on data (and power for that matter) as much as possible. The reduced latency and added speed is just a happy bonus! So if anyone else has some bright ideas on things to do to aid this adventure and add to my servers usefulness then I’m all ears!
Apologies for the ramble and I look forward to discussing this with anyone willing to help.