Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
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inet6num: 2a00,8a00,,/32 netname: FI-NSN-20110121 country: FI country: DE country: IN country: SG country: CN country: US country: BR org: ORG-NSNO1-RIPE admin-c: KM165 admin-c: jv720-ripe tech-c: KM165 tech-c: jv720-ripe status: ALLOCATED-BY-RIR mnt-by: RIPE-NCC-HM-MNT mnt-lower: nsn-noc mnt-routes: nsn-noc notify: firstname.lastname@example.org created: 2011-01-21T13,18,50Z last-modified: 2016-04-14T08,20,06Z source: RIPE organisation: ORG-NSNO1-RIPE org-name: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy org-type: LIR address: PO Box 1 address: FI-02022 address: Nokia Solutions and Networks address: FINLAND phone: +358504821667 fax-no: +358718030170 mnt-ref: nsn-noc mnt-ref: RIPE-NCC-HM-MNT mnt-by: RIPE-NCC-HM-MNT admin-c: JV720-RIPE admin-c: KM165 abuse-c: NIM9-RIPE created: 2007-06-14T10,11,04Z last-modified: 2015-12-15T11,08,26Z source: RIPE e-mail: email@example.com person: Jari Vayrynen address: Nokia Siemens Networks address: PO Box 1 address: FI-02022 Nokia Siemens Networks address: Finland phone: +358 71 80 30 793 fax-no: +358 71 80 30 170 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org nic-hdl: JV720-RIPE mnt-by: NSN-NOC notify: email@example.com created: 2002-09-02T12,19,42Z last-modified: 2011-01-25T11,29,08Z source: RIPE person: Kari Makela address: Nokia Oy address: Karaportti 3 address: 02610 Espoo address: Finland phone: +358 400 445577 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org nic-hdl: KM165 mnt-by: makela-noc created: 1970-01-01T00,00,00Z last-modified: 2016-04-07T13,54,58Z 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.