I am using Redhat Linux 9 (got in CDs with the book Red Hat Linux ver (10) Fedora and Enterprise Edition. Bible, (Wiley). The problem is that when any user on my computer clicks kppp, it asks for root password. Naturally, I would not like to share the password with user of my machine.

Besides this when a user supplies the root password, two keys appear in the tray area and then it does not ask for password even for running up2date and installing the updates so downloaded.

How can I get rid of this problem?

Please give step 2 step description as I am a newbie