Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is a protocol that allows the monitoring of information about and management of a network device.
A Management Information Base (MIB) is a collection of variables stored on a network device. The variables can be updated by the device or queried from an external source.
MIBs are structured according to the SNMP MIB module language, which is based on the Abstract Syntax Notation One (ASN.1) language.
An SNMP agent runs on a network device and maintains the various MIB variables. Any update or query of the variables must be handled through the agent.
An SNMP agent can also send unsolicited messages, or traps, to an SNMP manager. Traps are used to alert the manager of ...