Adblock package release for turris omnia


in the TurrisOS 5.x package feed you’ll find the adblock package (plus LuCI companion/configuration package) with native kresd support.

current stable version in OpenWrt 19.07.x aka TurrisOS 5.x: adblock 4.0.5-3 plus luci companion package

The latest adblock releases are only compatible with TurrisOS 5.x!

Link to the latest adblock documentation

Main support thread in OpenWrt forum with more detailed installation instructions, version history etc.

Have fun!


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Sorry @dibdot,

I couldn’t get it working. I did the following:

opkg install adblock_3.0.1-1_all.ipk
opkg install luci-app-adblock_git-17.255.51369-6d4370d-1_all.ipk


root@sr-router:~# uci show‘0’‘1’‘kresd’‘1’

But I get (this is exactly what I get, i.e. no output):

root@sr-router:~# /etc/init.d/adblock start
root@sr-router:~# /etc/init.d/adblock status
root@sr-router:~# cat /var/log/messages | grep adb

Also, cat /var/log/messages | tail provides no useful output.

Any ideas?

Yes, please enter …
/etc/init.d/adblock enable
… and try it again - that happend in LEDE automatically. Sorry, I’ll add that additional step in the first post.

Easier setup for kresd, without having to mess with custom configuration. If you have TurrisOS > 3.6, add

list rpz_file "/etc/kresd/adb_list.overall"

to /etc/config/resolver and restart the resolver itself.

Proof of working from a client machine. Before:

[lb@leon ~]$ host is an alias for has address


[lb@leon ~]$ host
Host not found: 3(NXDOMAIN)

This post is where the config option is mentioned.


As an addition, I need to start adblock manually via or it won’t work:

root@seldon:~# /etc/init.d/adblock enable
root@seldon:~# /etc/init.d/adblock start
root@seldon:~# /etc/init.d/adblock status


root@seldon:~# /usr/bin/
root@seldon:~# /etc/init.d/adblock status
::: adblock runtime information
  + adblock_status  : enabled
  + adblock_version : 3.0.1
  + blocked_domains : 5333
  + fetch_utility   : wget (built-in)
  + dns_backend     : kresd (/etc/kresd)
  + last_rundate    : 14.09.2017 07:09:47
  + system_release  : OpenWrt omnia 15.05

Thanks, I will add this alternative approach to the online documentation.

Please post the global section of your adblock config.

Thanks, here it is:

config adblock 'global'
        option adb_forcesrt '0'
        option adb_forcedns '0'
        option adb_whitelist '/etc/adblock/adblock.whitelist'
        option adb_whitelist_rset '\$1 ~/^([A-Za-z0-9_-]+\.){1,}[A-Za-z]+/{print tolower(\"^\"\$1\"\\\|[.]\"\$1)}'
        option adb_backup '0'
        option adb_backupdir '/mnt'
        option adb_rtfile '/tmp/adb_runtime.json'
        option adb_enabled '1'
        option adb_dns 'kresd'
        option adb_trigger 'timed'
        option adb_manmode '0'
        option adb_debug '0'

config looks OK, please make sure that you’ve a S30adblock-entry in /etc/rc.d (if not start /etc/init.d/adblock enable once) and reboot your router … and look afterwards for log entries with …
cat /var/log/messages | grep "adblock"

I tried to debug a bit myself but I don’t understand LEDE/openWRT’s boot sequence.
Debugging doesn’t give me that much information:

root@seldon:/etc/rc.d# /etc/init.d/adblock start
{ "name": "adblock", "script": "\/etc\/init.d\/adblock", "instances": { "adblock": { "command": [ "\/usr\/bin\/" ], "stdout": true, "stderr": true } }, "triggers": [ [ "config.change", [ "if", [ "eq", "package", "adblock" ], [ "run_script", "\/etc\/init.d\/adblock", "reload" ] ] ] ] }

(I can’t reboot the router at the moment, but the symlink is there)

That looks all OK, just a rough guess: during your first reboot test you’ve the adb_trigger ‘wan’ in your config and that’s currently not supported on turris omnia devices. ‘timed’ should work in any case.

Briefly looking at the docs, having multiple policy.add(policy.all lines does not do what you intend. The first matching rule wins; if you want kresd to choose automatically from a set of (up to four) IPs, you have to pass a list into a single rule, e.g. see examples in kresd docs.

Thanks for your input, so I assume that this is a correct example, isn’t it?

policy.add(policy.all(policy.FORWARD({‘’, ‘’})))

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Well, I feel pretty stupid for missing that one out!

After installing the packages mentioned in first post, i get an error in luci:

/usr/lib/lua/luci/dispatcher.lua:460: Failed to execute cbi dispatcher target for entry '/admin/services/adblock'.
The called action terminated with an exception:
/usr/lib/lua/luci/cbi.lua:53: Model 'adblock' not found!
stack traceback:
[C]: in function 'assert'
/usr/lib/lua/luci/dispatcher.lua:460: in function 'dispatch'
/usr/lib/lua/luci/dispatcher.lua:141: in function </usr/lib/lua/luci/dispatcher.lua:140>

Anyone idea?

Probably a LuCI caching issue. Please submit both commands:
> rm -rf /tmp/luci-*
> /etc/init.d/lighttpd restart

After that it should work … fingers crossed! :wink:


Working like a charm, had this before, but didn’t remember the solution! =)

Cant wait to Adblock in official turris repository (possible with sha256sum) :slight_smile: What do you think @miska? :slight_smile: