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What is Mibble?

Mibble is an open-source SNMP MIB parser (or SMI parser) written in Java. It can be used to read SNMP MIB files as well as simple ASN.1 files. Mibble is distributed as a Java library to make it possible to include it in your applications.

What does Mibble contain?

The Mibble library contains classes for easy access to all the information in the MIB file, including OIDs, type data and descriptions. It stores the data in memory to allow quick access and lookup.

A couple of useful applications are also bundled with Mibble, among them a high quality MIB browser. The browser provides MIB validation and also includes a simple SNMP manager.

Is Mibble open source?

Mibble is released with full source code under the GNU GPL license. This license permits free usage, but redistribution of Mibble or any derived code is restricted. Please see the GPL licensing FAQ for more information.

Commercial licenses for Mibble are also available for purchase.

A note on SNMP

Please note that Mibble is not an SNMP stack or MIB compiler. It merely provides the functionality for reading SNMP MIB files (i.e. a SMI parser). You can use Mibble together with either SNMP4J or Westhawk's SNMP stack if you need both MIB parsing and SNMP manager functionality. You can also use Mibble as the basis for a MIB compiler, as it provides all the information you can possibly need from the MIB files.

Further information about SNMP is available in RFC 3411 - An Architecture for Describing SNMP Management Frameworks.

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Recent News

Version 2.9.3 Available

8 December 2011 15:29

Version 2.9.3 of Mibble has been released. This version contains a minor bug fix to the previous 2.9 release. See the full version history for more details. All licensees of version 2.9 are provided with a free upgrade.

Version 2.9.2 Available

11 April 2009 17:45

Version 2.9.2 of Mibble has been released. This version contains a few bug fixes to the original 2.9 release. See the full version history for more details. All licensees of version 2.9 have been provided with a free upgrade.

Version 2.9 Available

19 March 2009 21:52

Version 2.9 of Mibble has been released. This version improves parsing speed significantly and contains a number of minor updates to the API and bundled MIB files. See the full version history for more details.

Pre-release 2.9 Available

6 April 2008 20:05

After some months of little or no activity, the development cycle leading up to version 2.9 has been started. You can download the current pre-release versions from the download area, in the new development version section. Please don't rely on these versions without proper testing and be sure to report any issues you find. Thank you!


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