inetnum: 188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206 netname: MT-ADSL descr: ADSL IP subnet country: MK admin-c: MA12945-RIPE tech-c: MA12945-RIPE status: ASSIGNED PA mnt-by: MTNET1 created: 2010-12-01T13:31:47Z last-modified: 2012-06-04T12:24:59Z source: RIPE role: MKT ADMIN address: Orce Nikolov bb, Skopje e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org admin-c: TST111-RIPE tech-c: LD8888-RIPE nic-hdl: MA12945-RIPE mnt-by: MTNET1 created: 2012-06-04T09:01:35Z last-modified: 2013-11-11T11:08:40Z source: RIPE route: 220.127.116.11/16 descr: ROUTE-OBJ-5-2-MTNET origin: AS6821 mnt-by: MTNET-ASN created: 2008-01-25T10:44:30Z last-modified: 2008-01-25T10:46:59Z source: RIPE
IP address subranges within this IP 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.