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Authored by: maxz on Jul 07, '11 10:38:23AM

Even if the shell script was written with good intentions in mind, the distribution mechanism combined with the fact that it runs as root makes this "hint" questionable at best, just as the previous commenters have pointed out.

If you are new to or not familiar with shell scripting it is a daunting task to follow what the installed script does, so it is hard to verify what it does after installing it, making this a possible attack vector for malware.

As a hint, publishing the installer script instead of the installed script is not a service to the readers, unless we want to learn how to make "installers", but the hint was about learning to monitor open ports.

I second the previous posters in every aspect and think that this hint should never have passed moderation in its current form, even with every good intention it comes with.

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