Anetd's client application (sc) assists in issuing control commands formatted using ANEP and creating digital signatures for authentication. sc looks for the file $HOME/.anetd/id_secretkey and find the corresponding 512-bit private key associated with the clientid by the client. (if client doesn't input a client ID at the command line, sc will by default use the first private key it can find in the file $HOME/.anetd/id_secretkey).
After a valid 512-bit key is found, it creates a digital signature of the user command. The signature includes a timestamp to avoid replay attacks and is sent together with the command to the specified Anetd daemon. The sc command line usage is
sc [-q | -v] [-h] [-t timeout] [-p t|u] [-i client_id] [-f username] servername[:port] cmd args