I had some problems after the recent completion of the acquisition of Sun by Oracle. We had to connect back into Sunsolve and re-register the account before the download of patches would work again. I think there is a reference to this somewhere on the Sunsolve site.
Out of interest is this the online or offline patch downloader? The offline patch downloader on 7.6 needed a patch to get it to work.
Thank you, yes it looks like you are right. All I had to do was go in to my Sunsolve account and check a box labeled "Register for patch download automation". Suddenly it works now.
This is with the online method. We are experimenting with it for the first time.