I’ve had a Pi.Hole running for years now, and love it. There are some things that don’t work perfectly, but I’ve worked them out through the years.
I just got started with my SmartThings hub and I’m loving it already.
However, I encountered an issue when I tried to create some automations (turn on Christmas lights at sunset, in this case). When I’d tap on the “Add>Smart Lights” I’d get stuck at a screen that shows, “Processing” and some times a popup would appear mentioning network trouble.
After some experimenting with whitelisting some things that Pi-Hole was blocking, I found that this part of the app requires “Usage.trackjs.com” to be whitelisted, which is part of the blacklist by default.
I for one do not like being tracked at all, but it appears this is required by SmartThings. The second I whitelist it, I’m then able to proceed as normal.
There was another address the Pi-Hole was blocking during that time, but I haven’t seen what any impact on leaving it blocked: app.adjust.com, as well as one other that I now can’t get to reappear.
Just thought I’d save someone in the future a headache.