1) In all books it is mentioned that one improvement of RIPv2 versus RIPv1 is the usage of multicast instead of broadcast, leading to a reduced network traffic.
In my view, the network traffic remains the same, it does not get reduced when switching from broadcast to multicast, so are the books wrong?
2) To understand that max hop count of 15 (fifteen) in case of RIP, does it mean that it implies max 16 (sixteen) routers in chain?
Ex: If Host A is connected to router R1, R1 to R2, then R2 to R3 and so on till R15 is connected to R16 and finally the Server B is connected to R16.
With RIP in place will Host A be able to connect to Server B ?