Downloading & Installing Common SNMP MIBs on Ubuntu

Cameron Sparr
Aug 2, 2016 · 1 min read

Ubuntu doesn’t ship with snmp installed, nor does it ship with common MIB files that make OID lookup easier. Not only that, by default Ubuntu disables auto-loading of MIB files.

Here are steps to get SNMP working properly on Ubuntu:

# installs SNMP package:
sudo apt-get install snmp
# downloads common SNMP MIBs:
sudo apt-get install snmp-mibs-downloader
# tells Ubuntu to load SNMP MIB files:
sudo sed -i 's/mibs :/# mibs :/g' /etc/snmp/snmp.conf

Now you should be able to lookup your SNMP OIDs and MIBs:

$ snmptranslate -On -IR ifTable
.1.3.6.1.2.1.2.2
$ snmptranslate .1.3.6.1.2.1.2.2
IF-MIB::ifTable
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