I think there is an error in XAMPP for Linux 1.7.3a, in the /opt/lampp/share/lampp/alladdons script.
There is a line like this:
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for i in /opt/lampp/etc/lampp/start*
It is intended to collect the start* files in the directory, and works well when there are such files (by default there are). On the other hand when there are no such files, the shell can't resolve "start*", so the expression "/opt/lampp/etc/lampp/start*" is treated literally and is assigned to $i. From that point on, the script determines that the addon file to be called is "*". After this, it happily calls "/opt/lamp/share/addons/*" - and luckily enough, in the default install there is only one file there, "test", so the script won't fail.
That's why the mysterious "XAMPP: Starting TEST-Plugin..." message appears when we disable both SSL and FTP.