AS197226 · "SPRINT" S.A.
inet6num: 2a03:7940::/32 netname: PL-SPRINT-20121130 country: PL org: ORG-Szo5-RIPE admin-c: JPOL-RIPE tech-c: JPOL-RIPE status: ALLOCATED-BY-RIR mnt-by: RIPE-NCC-HM-MNT mnt-by: SPRINT-PL-MNT mnt-routes: SPRINT-PL-MNT notify: firstname.lastname@example.org created: 2012-11-30T08:16:37Z last-modified: 2016-11-17T11:19:55Z source: RIPE abuse-email: email@example.com abuse-c: SDC186-RIPE abuse-org: ORG-Szo5-RIPE organisation: ORG-Szo5-RIPE org-name: SPRINT S.A. country: PL org-type: LIR address: Jagiellonczyka 26 address: 10-062 address: Olsztyn address: POLAND phone: +48895221100 fax-no: +48895221125 admin-c: JPOL-RIPE mnt-ref: RIPE-NCC-HM-MNT mnt-ref: SPRINT-PL-MNT mnt-by: RIPE-NCC-HM-MNT mnt-by: SPRINT-PL-MNT abuse-c: SDC186-RIPE created: 2010-07-20T11:23:37Z last-modified: 2020-12-16T12:31:09Z source: RIPE e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org person: Jacek Politowski address: SPRINT S.A. address: ul. Jagiellonczyka 26 address: 10-062 Olsztyn address: Poland phone: +48 89 522 11 68 fax-no: +48 89 522 11 25 e-mail: email@example.com nic-hdl: JPOL-RIPE notify: firstname.lastname@example.org mnt-by: SPRINT-PL-MNT created: 2010-07-21T08:46:59Z last-modified: 2012-11-27T13:19:34Z source: RIPE route6: 2a03:7940::/32 descr: Sprint S.A. descr: Sprint Data Center origin: AS197226 mnt-by: SPRINT-PL-MNT created: 2013-07-31T09:51:05Z last-modified: 2013-07-31T09:51:05Z source: RIPE
What are IP address ranges?
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.