Comment 57 for bug 82927

 Mathias Hasselmann said on 2007-06-18:
>Possible work arround for me: Provide some DBus interface for letting ip-up/ip-down scripts report the online status of manually configured devices. Would be some kind of hack, >but that short term solution would drop alot of announces NM currently cause.

Have you done that? I'm also interested in solving that problem, because I'm using a manual configured PPPoE connection, network-manager reports 'No network connection', and all major applications start in Offline mode. This is very annoying, and I don't see any progress at all in this problem.