For the most part, it works great. However, the “cat” in this battle (websites and advertisers) can detect when you use AdBlock and may choose to either give you a nag screen (please help us pay for our site) or deny you access entirely unless you whitelist the site.
Which brings me to Pi-hole. This service runs on any Linux distro, and the most popular method is to use a Raspberry Pi, hence the name. However I chose to use Ubuntu Server as a virtual guest on VMware.
Installation was extremely simple if you follow their website. Once installed, you can change the default password by running the command on your Linux command line:
pihole -a -p
Once Pi-hole is running, change the DNS of your DHCP server to resolve to the Pi-hole device (or virtual guest). That’s it.