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calls to remote servers?

Postby PjV » Sat May 23 2020 16:03

I have made some changes in my network and added a lot of blocking lists to pihole.
Still it was quite a surprise to see that about 85% of blocked queries on my pihole are lookups for database.volumio.cloud and ws.audioscrobbler.com
I don't know why volumio wants to connect to any remote services, as I am toying around with my network I only play local media.
However, being responsible for 85% of blocked requests is not something admirable.
I have read about pushupdates, but that is (was?) a different server.
From what I found, audioscrobbler seems to be some music recomendation service.
What data is sent there?
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calls to remote servers?

Postby PjV » Mon May 25 2020 16:23

I found that switching off 'Web album art' prevents the calls to ws.audioscrobbler.
Now its is just calls to resolving database.volumio.org that is 'flooding' the Pihole logs.
Very curious what that is about...
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Raspberry Pi 3A+ + Allo Piano 2.1 => JBL 308 / TPA3251 + N-Frame bass
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calls to remote servers?

Postby michelangelo » Mon May 25 2020 19:26

audioscrobbler calls are to retrieve album arts for artists
database.volumio.org is used to retrieve myvolumio plugin keys, if you block it myvolumio won't work.
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calls to remote servers?

Postby PjV » Tue May 26 2020 14:11

Thanks.
I have a little over 20 block lists, I don't know which one blocks it (or why).
Would it be possible to increase the interval between requests, a call every few seconds isn't really necessary :mrgreen:
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calls to remote servers?

Postby michelangelo » Tue May 26 2020 14:37

They are retried only if they fail.
If we increase the interval, this will make experience way worse for people that don't block...
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calls to remote servers?

Postby PjV » Yesterday 04:21

For those that stumble onto the same issue, there are 2 options:
- Add the domain to the Top lists settings in Settings | API/Web Interface. This will prevent the domain being shown in the lists, but it will still not resolve;
- Add the domain to the white list in Pi-hole. Now the domain will resolve normally.
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Raspberry Pi 3A+ + Allo Piano 2.1 => JBL 308 / TPA3251 + N-Frame bass
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