Management Information Base

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Management Information Base

(MIB) A database of managed objects acessed by network management protocols. An SNMP MIB is a set of parameters which an SNMP management station can query or set in the SNMP agent of a network device (e.g. router).

SNMP has two standard MIBs. The first, MIB I, was established in RFC 1156, was defined to manage TCP/IP-based internets. MIB II, defined in RFC 1213, is an update.

Standard minimal MIBs have been defined, and many hardware (and certain software, e.g. DBMS) providers have developed private MIBs in ASN.1 format allowing them to be compiled for use in a Network Management System. In theory, any SNMP manager can talk to any SNMP agent with a properly defined MIB.

See also client-server model.
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These include: RFC 1213 management information base for network management of TCP/IP based Internets, RFC 2011 smiv2 management information base for the Internet protocol, RFC 2233 the interfaces group MIB using SMIv2, RFC 2863 the interfaces group MIB, and RFC 2665 definitions of managed objects for the Ethernet-like interface types.
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