How can I get the MIB file from a remote managed HW? The only thing that I know is the ip, port, community.

Can I use the net-snmp package? If yes, I'd like to have exact command.

Thank you!

  • SNMP protocol does not define an interface to store MIB documents on a device and query later. You can only get the MIB documents from the device vendor.
    – Lex Li
    Jan 30, 2019 at 16:59

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To get information from the snmp tree (i.e. "snmpget"/"snmpwalk") net-snmp is the correct package. For downloading the MiB you will need package snmp-mibs-downloader (non-free on Debian).

See https://wiki.debian.org/SNMP

Some good examples to start with (Unfortunately in German, but understandable when google translated. And no, I am not familiar with these guys):

There are also lots of tools to manage/browse MiBs freely available.

  • I'm familiar with the MIB Browser, but didn't used it for the last few years and wasn't sure about its abilities. I'll check this Jan 30, 2019 at 13:35

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