inetnum: 188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206 netname: HP-CH-NET4 org: ORG-HG22-RIPE descr: Enterprise Services, Global Network Engineering country: CH admin-c: IH1013-RIPE tech-c: RM12835-RIPE status: ASSIGNED PI notify: firstname.lastname@example.org notify: email@example.com mnt-by: RIPE-NCC-END-MNT mnt-by: HP-CH-IP-MNT mnt-routes: HP-CH-IP-MNT mnt-domains: HP-CH-IP-MNT created: 2011-06-27T12,16,20Z last-modified: 2017-11-09T12,51,36Z source: RIPE organisation: ORG-HG22-RIPE org-name: Hewlett-Packard (Schweiz) GmbH org-type: LIR address: Ueberlandstrasse 1 address: 8600 address: Duebendorf address: SWITZERLAND e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org abuse-c: AR14313-RIPE mnt-ref: HP-CH-IP-MNT mnt-ref: RIPE-NCC-HM-MNT mnt-by: RIPE-NCC-HM-MNT mnt-by: HP-CH-IP-MNT created: 2011-06-17T10,06,05Z last-modified: 2017-10-16T12,40,05Z source: RIPE phone: +41798605228 person: IP-Management HP-Switzerland address: Hewlett Packard (Schweiz) GmbH address: Enterprise Services, Global Network Engineering address: Ueberlandstrasse 1 address: CH-8600 Dübendorf phone: +41 58 199 04 30 nic-hdl: IH1013-RIPE created: 2010-11-15T22,39,50Z last-modified: 2016-07-29T12,09,14Z source: RIPE mnt-by: HP-CH-IP-MNT person: Marius Fiedler address: Hewlett Packard (Schweiz) GmbH address: Enterprise Services, Global Network Engineering address: CH-8600 Duebendorf phone: +41 58 199 04 30 e-mail: email@example.com nic-hdl: RM12835-RIPE notify: firstname.lastname@example.org mnt-by: HP-CH-IP-MNT created: 2002-02-18T10,34,44Z last-modified: 2017-10-16T12,39,55Z 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.