I’ll be moving to a new server, which will hopefully allow trackbacks for me. There may be a slight delay as DNS resolves to the new server. Expect wonkiness, but hopefully brief wonkiness.
Update: Upgrade appears to be successful; I can indeed ping. Apparently Slackware 9 is a little more advanced than Slackware 4. Still, my host, Hurricane Electric, made it super-easy to do. A few more tests and I am so done for the day.