In both machines I usually operate on, one at home and another at work, Nautilus seens to work pretty fast when it comes to my local files. However, as soon as I connect it using the SSH option on Nautilus, it becomes really painfully slow, taking 2-5 seconds to open a folder, while a terminal ssh session would take just a fraction of a second to run a
The same goes for copying files, with a
cp being nearly instantaneous on terminal-SSH, while
it takes a lot more in Nautilus.
The worse case, however, happens when i try to copy any of my local files to the remote side using Nautilus: it may take several minutes, maybe an hour, if the file (a tar, for example) is too big (500MB or bigger, let’s say) while a
sftp > put or
scp would last seconds, or just a few minutes at worse.
Isn’t Nautilus supposed to run the same SSH/SFTP connections and commands? If yes, why would it be considerably slower than the terminal on that?