14.3. The MIB Files

IANA grants you the authority to manage your own subtree, but it's up to you to do a good job of it. Plan for success and don't think of this appliance as the end of the line—leave room for expansion. You might want to define your enterprise number in a separate file where you can put information common to all your MIBs. (By the way, reading other people's MIBs is a very good idea. You'll find out what is common usage and you may pick up styles you find attractive along the way.)

Here are the two files we'll be creating in this chapter:

LADDIE-GROUP-SMI.txt

This is the file where we'll define the Laddie Group enterprise number and our product identification OIDs.[1]

[1] OIDs used to identify products are returned as the value ...

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