> Ok, i cut-n-paste this into "manet.nu", controlled by
> bind-9.3.0 :
>
> 0baa18a5-e2aa-4a72-8aa9-736aeae14ba2.manet.nu. IN CNAME
> nwmigrate.kentlaw.edu.
>
> reload is without trouble :
> Oct 26 08:21:28 n named[69533]: general: loading configuration from
> '/named.conf'
> Oct 26 08:21:28 n named[69533]: general: zone manet.nu/IN: loaded
> serial 2004102603
>
> So either you have an additional error present in the windowsport of
> bind or your zonefile contains hidden characters.


Yeah, as I said previously, I didn't think it was the hyphens causing the problem. It's the underscores.