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inet6num: 2a01,800,,/24 netname: DE-VODAFONE-20060412 country: DE country: NL org: ORG-VDG2-RIPE admin-c: ET963-RIPE admin-c: MK7172-RIPE tech-c: RW2006-RIPE status: ALLOCATED-BY-RIR notify: email@example.com mnt-by: RIPE-NCC-HM-MNT mnt-by: MNT-ON mnt-lower: MNT-ON mnt-routes: MNT-ON created: 2007-01-26T15,09,17Z last-modified: 2016-08-10T09,57,47Z source: RIPE organisation: ORG-VDG2-RIPE org-name: Vodafone Group Services GmbH org-type: LIR address: Rehhecke 50 address: 40885 address: Ratingen-Lintorf address: GERMANY phone: +34607133333 fax-no: +34607133333 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org admin-c: AP25664-RIPE admin-c: VGIS1-RIPE admin-c: OPG2-RIPE admin-c: DA6677-RIPE abuse-c: VGA24-RIPE mnt-ref: RIPE-NCC-HM-MNT mnt-ref: MNT-ON mnt-by: RIPE-NCC-HM-MNT mnt-by: MNT-ON created: 2005-01-05T14,51,20Z last-modified: 2016-08-11T06,52,54Z source: RIPE person: Erik Thiessen address: Vodafone Group Services address: Mannesmannufer 2 address: D-40213 address: Duesseldorf address: GERMANY e-mail: email@example.com mnt-by: MNT-ON phone: +492118202862 fax-no: +492118201268 nic-hdl: ET963-RIPE created: 2005-01-05T17,10,45Z last-modified: 2007-08-15T08,46,31Z source: RIPE person: Mete Koeksen address: Vodafone Group Services address: Mannesmannufer 2 address: D-40213 address: GERMANY phone: +49 211 820 1283 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org nic-hdl: MK7172-RIPE mnt-by: MNT-ON created: 2007-10-31T14,04,53Z last-modified: 2007-10-31T14,04,53Z source: RIPE person: Rick Wood address: Vodafone Group Services address: Mannesmannufer 2 address: D-40213 address: GERMANY phone: +49 211 820 1439 e-mail: email@example.com nic-hdl: RW2006-RIPE mnt-by: MNT-ON created: 2007-10-31T14,03,45Z last-modified: 2007-10-31T14,03,45Z source: RIPE route6: 2a01,800,,/24 descr: Vodafone Group Services origin: AS3209 mnt-by: ARCOR-MNT created: 2012-03-15T13,10,06Z last-modified: 2012-03-15T13,10,06Z source: RIPE route6: 2a01,800,,/24 descr: Vodafone Group Services descr: One Network origin: AS34419 mnt-by: MNT-ON mnt-lower: MNT-ON mnt-lower: AIRTELNET-MNT mnt-routes: MNT-ON mnt-routes: ARCOR-MNT created: 2006-07-06T11,24,51Z last-modified: 2012-03-14T13,44,50Z 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.