Management Information Base
<networking> (MIB) A database
of managed objects acessed by network management
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
has two standard
The first, MIB I, was established in RFC 1156
, was defined to manage TCP/IP
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