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Adding MIBs to net-snmp

In a previous article I showed where to find SNMP MIBs for a Fortinet Fortigate firewall device. Here's how to add a new MIB to net-snmp so the toolset can use it.

FIrst, download the MIB files and copy them to /usr/share/snmp/mibs

Look at the top of the file for a line like: YOUR-MIB-NAME DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN

"YOUR-MIB-NAME" is the name of the MIB.

Edit /etc/snmp/snmp.conf (or /etc/snmp/snmp.local.conf) and add the line:


Full details on the net-snmp site:


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