inet6num: 2001,14f0,,/29 netname: DE-HAMCOM-20030715 country: DE org: ORG-HNTG1-RIPE admin-c: HAMM2-RIPE tech-c: HAMM2-RIPE status: ALLOCATED-BY-RIR notify: firstname.lastname@example.org mnt-by: RIPE-NCC-HM-MNT mnt-by: AS12355-MNT mnt-lower: AS12355-MNT mnt-routes: AS12355-MNT created: 2015-03-06T13,57,25Z last-modified: 2016-09-05T09,19,23Z source: RIPE organisation: ORG-HNTG1-RIPE org-name: HeLi NET Telekommunication GmbH & Co. org-type: LIR address: Hafenstrasse 80-82 address: 59067 address: Hamm address: GERMANY phone: +4923818744550 fax-no: +4923818744551 e-mail: email@example.com admin-c: TA2606-RIPE admin-c: OZI1-RIPE admin-c: HAMM2-RIPE admin-c: MKL19-RIPE admin-c: KW2936-RIPE abuse-c: HA2741-RIPE mnt-ref: RIPE-NCC-HM-MNT mnt-ref: AS12355-MNT mnt-by: RIPE-NCC-HM-MNT mnt-by: AS12355-MNT created: 2004-04-17T11,07,51Z last-modified: 2016-10-16T08,16,37Z source: RIPE role: Hamcom Hostmaster address: HeLi NET Telekommunikation GmbH & Co. KG address: Hafenstrasse 80-82 address: D-59067 Hamm address: Germany phone: +49 2381 874 4250 fax-no: +49 2381 874 1007 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail: email@example.com admin-c: OZI1-RIPE admin-c: MKL19-RIPE admin-c: TA2606-RIPE admin-c: KW2936-RIPE tech-c: MKL19-RIPE tech-c: TA2606-RIPE tech-c: KW2936-RIPE nic-hdl: HAMM2-RIPE remarks: Send hack-, spam- and abuse complaints remarks: to abuse-mailbox only! remarks: ALL OTHERS WILL BE TRASHED! abuse-mailbox: firstname.lastname@example.org notify: email@example.com mnt-by: AS12355-MNT created: 2002-04-04T08,01,33Z last-modified: 2016-09-05T09,29,35Z source: RIPE route6: 2001,14f0,,/29 descr: DE-HAMCOM-2001-14f0-7-aggregate descr: HeLiNET Telekommunikation, Hamm, Germany origin: AS12355 mnt-lower: AS12355-MNT mnt-routes: AS12355-MNT mnt-by: AS12355-MNT created: 2015-04-10T06,06,54Z last-modified: 2015-04-10T06,06,54Z source: RIPE
IP address ranges, or netblocks, are groups of related IP addresses. They are usually represented as a base IP address, followed by a slash, and then a netmask which represents how many IP addresses are contained within the netblock. This format is known as CIDR. You'll also sometimes see netblocks given as a start ip address, and an end ip address, or an ip address range.
Traffic works its way around the internet based on the routing table, which contains a list of networks and their associated netblocks.