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When would the MIB code be used in the test Get/Walk programs?

Topics: feature request (I want ...), usage (how to ...)
Jul 14, 2008 at 4:23 PM
Hi again

I'm new to SNMP (but not to C# et al). I believe I understand the theory behind the OID numbering, but wondered when the MIBs would get used for more basic gets/walks.

Would MIBs only be used in a full-blown browser application or do they offer any value when called from (for example) manager.Get() ?

Jul 15, 2008 at 5:28 AM
Hi, normally MIB documents provide extra information nobody else knows.

1. Table structure
2. Conformance

For example, manager.GetTable uses MIB information to determine if a numerical OID is for a table. In my practice, MIB documents are only critical if you need to use the textual format of every objects, so I rarely make use of them. Therefore, during the design of #SNMP, I try to split MIB related operations into a separate namespace. What's more, if you check the 0.5 version source code, you can do most SNMP operations while there is little MIB related code inside.
Marked as answer by lextm on 10/6/2013 at 9:15 PM
Jul 15, 2008 at 4:57 PM

Thanks very much, Lex; very clear and concise answer.

I was worried that I was missing something but it seems not ;-)