To install and start a bridge for
export GOPATH=~/gocode go get -u github.com/robustirc/bridge/robustirc-bridge $GOPATH/bin/robustirc-bridge -network=robustirc.net
Then, run the following commands in irssi to connect:
/network add robustirc /server add -auto -network robustirc localhost 6667 /connect robustirc /save
/proxy add bridge socks5 localhost 1080 /server add robustirc robustirc.net -autoconnect /set irc.server.robustirc.proxy bridge /connect robustirc
Alternatively, without installing the bridge, you can also connect
with your IRC client to
legacy-irc.robustirc.net (on port 6697, with TLS enabled),
but then you will still get
disconnected from the network occasionally.
Traditional IRC networks split whenever a server has brief network connectivity issues to the rest of the IRC network, or whenever a server needs to be upgraded. With RobustIRC, your users will not notice when you roll out a new version or reboot the machine on which a particular RobustIRC server is running.
A brief hickup of your internet connection means your session will be terminated in traditional IRC. With RobustIRC, you will transparently be connected to a different server.