The command line stuff worked in SWBF1 as well, it's virtually unchanged. So without a program module to launch a server or a stand alone file for running servers (the ones for SWBF1 were all huge unweildy affairs IIRC), it's about all you've got!
ASE = All-Seeing Eye, a popular game server browser program. Btw, you can check the pings via your own game browser. ASE also lists the SWBF2 beta servers under "other" versions in SWBF1 interestingly enough, but I'm not sure if it's showing all servers or not.