Firewalla and GitHub

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    Firewalla

    Firewalla's main code is hosted https://github.com/firewalla/firewalla, that's why you get github traffic.  What you see from pihole is likely DNS requests to resolve github.com, should be harmless.  

    Firewalla code is open source, this is the reason for 'what you see on github is what you are running ...'   pretty cool eh?

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    Rom

    Yes, I understand that it is open source. Just couldn't understand the need to ping it every second. Short of digging deeper into the code, does blocking GitHub DNS queries render Firewalla completely useless (unblocking it for firmware updates)? 

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    Firewalla

    It shouldn't be every second, we will take a look.   The DNS services should cache this already.   Blocking the github service may cause other problems, other pieces of code (beyond ours) may use it. 

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    Firewalla

    Rom

    Try this, go to devices -> tap on pihole devices -> disable monitoring on it.

    The problem is likely a DNS query problem, where Firewalla intercept the query send to pihole and pihole queries again and get intercept again by Firewalla.

    Try disable monitoring on pihole, this may solve the problem.

     

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    Rom

    The Pi-Hole is not on the list. What I did was to disable monitoring for Firewalla device. 

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    Rom

    My mistake - the Pi-Hole is on my RPi, which is on the list. I will observe and see what happens after turning off the monitoring.

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    Firewalla

    Cool, we are curious as well.  

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