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There are 4 groups that fall into this category, and which one you read depends on your interest. The 4 groups are:
comp.infosystems.www.servers.misc - Contains general discussion of web server issues. Much of the discussion is about Apache, simply because most of the web servers in the world are running Apache.
comp.infosystems.www.servers.unix - Discussion specific to web servers running on Unix. This group is almost exclusively devoted to Apache, since almost all Unix web servers are running Apache.
comp.infosystems.www.servers.windows - Most of the discussion here is related to IIS, since that's what most Windows web servers are running. There is, however, some discussion here of Apache.
comp.infosystems.www.servers.mac - To be honest, I've never read anything in this group.
There are a few articles in the authoring tree. The CGI one is the one most related to Apache, and a lot of Apache-specific discussion goes on there -- how to get CGI working on Apache, and how to get a particular CGI thing working.
There are a few mailing lists that provide quality Apache help via email. A very few. Here are three that I recommend.
The hwg-servers mailing list, operated by the HTML Writers Guild (http://www.hwg.org/) is a mailing list devoted to running a web server and related things. You can find out more about hwg-server at http://www.hwg.org/lists/hwg-servers/index.html
To subscribe to hwg-server by sending email to email@example.com with a message of 'subscribe'.
The hwg-languages mailing list is more geared to CGI programming, although a lot of non-cgi programming discussion goes on there.
To subscribe to hwg-server by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a message of 'subscribe'.
As mentioned above, Apache Week is a great source of Apache news and articles.
You can choose to receive Apache Week either as a plain text email message, suitable for all mail readers, or in HTML format, for readers which can display HTML.
To join either of the mailing lists, send a message to the address email@example.com To receive Apache Week in text format, send the following command in the body of the message: 'subscribe apacheweek'
To receive Apache Week in HTML format, send the following command in the body of the message: 'subscribe apacheweek-html'
You can unsubscribe to the lists by following the same instructions, but replacing the word 'subscribe' with 'unsubscribe' in the message body.
There are a lot of Apache books on the market, so I'll try to be selective in what I recommend, without being biased.
OK, so there goes my commitment to not be biased. Apache Server Unleashed is my book. I think it's a pretty good book.
Despite the uninspiring name, this book, by Ken Coar, is an excellent beginner's guide to Apache that does not assume you're a dummy, and does not strive to keep you one, as do many books in this unfortunately named series.