inetnum: 188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206 netname: MPIH-LAN descr: Max-Planck-Institut fuer Hirnforschung descr: Frankfurt/Main country: DE admin-c: WL21-RIPE tech-c: WL21-RIPE status: LEGACY remarks: For information on "status:" attribute read https://www.ripe.net/data-tools/db/faq/faq-status-values-legacy-resources mnt-by: DFN-LIR-MNT mnt-routes: DFN-LIR-MNT mnt-domains: DFN-LIR-MNT mnt-irt: IRT-DFN-CERT created: 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z last-modified: 2015-05-05T02:07:37Z source: RIPE person: Wolfgang Leber address: Max-Planck-Institut fuer Hirnforschung address: Deutschordenstr. 46 address: 60528 Frankfurt am Main address: Germany phone: +49 69 96769 567 fax-no: +49 69 96769 555 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org nic-hdl: WL21-RIPE mnt-by: DFN-NTFY created: 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z last-modified: 2010-07-15T11:01:59Z source: RIPE route: 220.127.116.11/24 descr: MPIH-LAN origin: AS1275 mnt-by: DFN-MNT created: 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z last-modified: 2001-09-22T09:32:38Z source: RIPE route: 18.104.22.168/24 descr: MPIH-LAN origin: AS680 mnt-by: DFN-MNT created: 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z last-modified: 2001-09-22T09:33:18Z 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.