I got another response from Pandemic (Thanks Chris) about the current state of Remote admin tools and linux support:
"At present you have the tools to do these things but not from within the game so if you don't have another computer to host from that sits next to you, or to remote access the real server from you can't do much. I know of no plans at present to ever address these issues so if you want them addressed take over the Lucasarts message boards with posts telling them what you want and don't stop hassling them on a daily basis until they support it or at least address it publicly."
Please spam the HELL out of this thread:
I'll see if I can dig up a LA e-mail. This is highly unacceptable.