inetnum: 220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168 netname: PROTONET descr: PROTONET - CH country: PL admin-c: PS11322-RIPE tech-c: PS11322-RIPE status: ASSIGNED PA mnt-by: MNT-PROTONET created: 2012-07-20T12:07:32Z last-modified: 2012-07-20T12:07:32Z source: RIPE person: Pawel Staszewski address: ul. Generala Sikorskiego 22 address: 32-590 Libiaz address: Poland e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: +48 609911040 nic-hdl: PS11322-RIPE mnt-by: ART-COM-MNT created: 2011-03-01T15:55:03Z last-modified: 2011-03-01T15:55:03Z source: RIPE route: 22.214.171.124/20 descr: PROTONET Route origin: AS49185 mnt-by: MNT-Protonet mnt-routes: MNT-Protonet created: 2011-01-22T12:22:01Z last-modified: 2011-01-22T13:04:41Z source: RIPE
IP Addresses in this range
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.