inetnum: 220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168 netname: METRO-DE org: ORG-MA1170-RIPE country: DE admin-c: HMM3-RIPE tech-c: HMM3-RIPE status: ASSIGNED PI mnt-by: RIPE-NCC-END-MNT mnt-by: AS286-MNT mnt-by: AS8569-MNT mnt-domains: AS8569-MNT created: 2002-09-13T09:33:47Z last-modified: 2018-04-20T08:17:42Z source: RIPE sponsoring-org: ORG-MMGI1-RIPE organisation: ORG-MA1170-RIPE org-name: METRO AG org-type: OTHER address: Metro-Strasse 8 address: DE-40235 address: Duesseldorf address: GERMANY e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org abuse-c: HMM3-RIPE mnt-ref: AS8569-MNT mnt-by: AS8569-MNT created: 2016-10-04T09:48:57Z last-modified: 2016-10-04T09:48:57Z source: RIPE role: Hostmaster Metro MGI address: METRO SYSTEMS GmbH address: Metro-Strasse 12 address: D-40235 Duesseldorf address: Germany phone: +49 211 969 5000 fax-no: +49 211 969 560 5000 e-mail: email@example.com admin-c: MG8224-RIPE tech-c: JM31-RIPE tech-c: JZ99-RIPE tech-c: MG8224-RIPE tech-c: EL191-RIPE tech-c: MG705-RIPE tech-c: SH566-RIPE nic-hdl: HMM3-RIPE mnt-by: AS286-MNT mnt-by: AS8569-MNT created: 2002-09-13T09:43:15Z last-modified: 2013-05-31T09:13:10Z source: RIPE abuse-mailbox: firstname.lastname@example.org route: 22.214.171.124/16 descr: METRO-DE origin: AS8569 mnt-by: AS8569-MNT created: 2002-09-13T10:17:41Z last-modified: 2015-08-10T08:30:27Z 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.