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TCP/IP Guide by Charles M. Kozierok

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TCP/IP MIB Modules and Object Groups

The MIB contains the collection of MIB objects that describe the characteristics of a device using the SNMP Framework. When SNMP was first created, there were not that many objects in the MIB. Furthermore, they were mostly generic objects that applied fairly universally to TCP/IP devices as a whole. In fact, most of the MIB objects were variables related to the operation of TCP/IP protocols such as IP, the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), and the Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP).

For this reason, at first, a single document defined "the" MIB for SNMP. The first of these documents was RFC 1066, part of the initial SNMPv1 specification. It was then revised in RFC 1156. In RFC 1158, a second version ...

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