Precisely this. It's not as if you're going to be able to do anything about it if the Octoprint camera shows filament spewing out in a big rats' nest that is going to jam the whole thing up imminently while you're miles away watching it over your mobe apart from hitting the reset button and hoping that it doesn't ignore the Z stop - again.
Besides which, 3D printers shouldn't really be left unattended. Forcing plastic through a nozzle heated to ~200 degrees? What could possibly go wrong?
Disclaimer: Mine has a WiFi connected serial port for use with Pronterface, which saves me having to bugger about with cables. Its MAC is firewalled off at the router and it gets a bogus default gateway. Security onion and all that...