Funny thing. If you set a static IP for a host with dhcpcd (like how Raspberry Pi docs recommend), but *don't* put the IP in /etc/hosts, you'll see a *huge* increase in DNS requests from that host. 'Cause services don't know what IP the local host has.

Basically, I reduced queries to my Pihole box by about 60% by adding a line to some /etc/hosts files.

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