Preventing the change of root password

Smith, Kevin (CAP, GCF) Kevin.Smith3 at
Tue Apr 11 04:34:21 EDT 2000

U can use the !/bin/passwd root construct

-----Original Message-----
From: pjoshi at [mailto:pjoshi at]
Sent: Tuesday, April 11, 2000 6:37 AM
To: sudo-users at
Subject: Preventing the change of root password

Hi Everybody,

I am new to the list and am sorry if this has been answered before.
I have given my sudo users the previlege to change the passwords. But in
that case they can also change the password of root. Is there a way, they
can be prevented from changing the root's password but at the same time be
able to change any other user's password.

Any help will be highly appreciated

P Joshi.

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