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I created a scalar MIB for my application, monitor request_queue_size. I followed the write MIB tutorial . The OID there is a long hierarchical OID. I wonder if I can give a short hierarchical OID like 1.1 . Is there any convention?

My application is hosted on Ubuntu.

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You can have a look at this page. It shows you the top-level MIB tree. When referring to OID like: 1.3.6.1.4.1.8072, you are referring to :

iso.org.dod.internet.private.enterprise.your_company

So, this is the convention used. Otherwise, you may have conflict with existing MIBs.

Note that your_company is not just some number you can make up yourself -- It is an IANA-Assigned Private Enterprise Number (PEN). If your company does not already have a PEN you must register for one.

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so for my private mib i can give 1.3.6.1.4.1.1.1.0, where the suffix of 1.1.0 , 1- my company, 1- my scalar - reuqest_pending , 0- scalar vlaue –  Avihai Marchiano Aug 28 '12 at 14:19
    
@user1495181: Here, you can find the list of registered companies. –  Khaled Aug 28 '12 at 14:22
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@user1495181 Do not just pick any Enterprise number. Register for one FREE from IANA: pen.iana.org/pen/PenApplication.page –  Chris S Aug 28 '12 at 14:25
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@Khaled The official list of Enterprise IDs is: iana.org/assignments/enterprise-numbers –  Chris S Aug 28 '12 at 14:25
    
@ChrisS: Thanks. I just picked any link to show that there are already many reserved numbers. –  Khaled Aug 28 '12 at 14:27
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