Understanding tc qdisc and iperf

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – I'm trying to limit bandwidth with tc and check the results with iperf. I started like this: # iperf -c ------------------------------------------------------------ Client connecting to, TCP port 5001 TCP window size: 23.5 KByte (default) ------------------------------------------------------------ [ 3] local port 35213 connected with port 5001 [ ID] Interval Transfer Bandwidth [ 3] 0.0-10.0 sec 830 MBytes 696 Mbits/sec The two instances are directly connected with through Ethernet. I then set up a htb qdisc with one default (HowTos)