.MIB - File Extension for Management Information Base

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What is MIB? MIB, short name for Management Information Base, is used as the file extension for Management Information Base files. .MIB files are text files that are used to store a set of definitions for each managed SNMP object. See the sample .MIB file included below.

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File Extension: .MIB

MIME Type: text/plain

File Content: Management Information Base

.MIB files are Management Information Base files, that are used to store a set of definitions for each managed SNMP object. Here is a sample .MIB Management Information Base file, ftp.mib:

FTPSERVER-MIB DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
  
        IMPORTS
                enterprises,
                OBJECT-TYPE,
                Counter
                        FROM RFC1155-SMI
                internetServer
                        FROM INTERNETSERVER-MIB;

--      microsoft       OBJECT IDENTIFIER ::= { enterprises 311 }
--      software        OBJECT IDENTIFIER ::= { microsoft 1 }
--      internetServer  OBJECT IDENTIFIER ::= { software 7 }
        ftpServer       OBJECT IDENTIFIER ::= { internetServer 2 }
        ftpStatistics   OBJECT IDENTIFIER ::= { ftpServer 1 }

-- FTP Server Statistics

        totalBytesSentHighWord OBJECT-TYPE
                SYNTAX  Counter
                ACCESS  read-only
                STATUS  mandatory
                DESCRIPTION
                        "This is the high 32-bits of the total number of
                        of BYTEs sent by the FTP Server"
                ::= { ftpStatistics 1 }
...

.MIB Management Information Base file sample: Click sample.mib to download.

Since .MIB files are in text format, you can use Notepad or any text editor to create or modify them. No special software is needed.

For for information on how to use .MIB Management Information Base files, see links below:

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