I have two computers, both on Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick). One is an Intel E6500 (2.93GHz/2GB/2MB cache) and the other is an E8400 (3.0GHz/2GB/6MB cache) connected via an ethernet cable. Both have identical WiFi cards and no browser activity nor downloads are in progress when I perform a computer-to-computer file transfer via Nautilus copy and paste.
I am using SSH server and client. When I copy and paste a 3.2MB file from one computer to the other using Nautilus 2.32.0, it takes about 20 seconds. Edit This is a lot slower than expected if the physical layer employed here is the cable. Is this normal?