Definitions for "Object identifier"
An object identifier is a numeric value that unambiguously identifies an object class, attribute, or syntax in a directory service. An OID is represented as a dotted decimal string (for example, ""). Companies (and individuals) can obtain a root OID from an issuing authority and use it to allocate additional OIDs.
(OID) A number that uniquely identifies an object class or attribute. An object identifier is represented as a dotted decimal string, such as Object identifiers are organized into a global hierarchy. National registration authorities issue root object identifiers to individuals or organizations, who manage the hierarchy below their root object identifier. See also Abstract Syntax Notation 1, attribute.
Every managed object, whether the object is a device or the characteristics of a device, has a name, a syntax, and an encoding. The name, an object identifier (OID), uniquely identifies the object. The OID is written as a sequence of integers separated by periods. For example, the sequence specifies the system description within the system group of the management subtree.
in equipment communications, a set of one or more items of information concerning a particular instance of an object of a given type that together uniquely distinguish that instance from all other instances of that object within a defined scope. Also see object instance.
A value (distinguishable from all other such values) that is associated with an information object. It is formally defined in the CCITT X.208 standard.
Keywords:  heap, specify, another
a heap object that is used to specify another heap object
Keywords:  mib, ole, variable, address, management
(network management, MIB) The address of a MIB variable. OLE
Keywords:  delimited, series, way, digits
a series of digits delimited in some way
a data type specifying an authoritatively named object
Keywords:  synonym, name
Synonym for object name.