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inet6num: 2a06,ecc0,,/29 netname: FI-IP-ONLY-20160114 country: FI org: ORG-INO3-RIPE admin-c: AL13738-RIPE tech-c: AL13738-RIPE status: ALLOCATED-BY-RIR mnt-by: RIPE-NCC-HM-MNT mnt-lower: IP-ONLY-MNT mnt-routes: IP-ONLY-MNT created: 2016-01-14T10,15,09Z last-modified: 2016-04-14T09,50,39Z source: RIPE organisation: ORG-INO3-RIPE org-name: IP-Only Networks Oy org-type: LIR address: S,t Persgatan 6 address: 753 81 address: Uppsala address: SWEDEN e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org admin-c: AL13738-RIPE tech-c: AL13738-RIPE abuse-c: AR34945-RIPE mnt-ref: IP-ONLY-MNT mnt-by: RIPE-NCC-HM-MNT mnt-ref: RIPE-NCC-HM-MNT created: 2016-01-12T14,25,34Z last-modified: 2016-06-14T07,49,45Z source: RIPE phone: +358403574220 person: Andreas Larsen address: S,t Persgatan 6 address: 753 81 address: Uppsala address: SWEDEN phone: +358403574220 nic-hdl: AL13738-RIPE mnt-by: IP-ONLY-MNT created: 2016-01-12T14,25,34Z last-modified: 2016-03-24T06,53,36Z source: RIPE route6: 2a06,ecc0,,/29 descr: IP-ONLY origin: AS12552 mnt-by: IP-ONLY-MNT created: 2016-01-15T08,45,13Z last-modified: 2016-01-15T08,45,13Z 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.