I'm looking for a Linux utility that lets me avoid having to re-type my SSH passwords every time I login, i.e. something just like ssh-agent, but for regular old passwords instead of SSH private key passphrases.
Just using SSH keys is not an option because for some reason they have been disabled on the server in question. I'd also prefer not to store passwords permanently on my hard disk (e.g. in
~/.ssh/config), which is why I'm asking specifically for something like ssh-agent that works on a per-desktop-session basis.